Bellerose goes to New York City’s oldest powwow

July 5, 2017 by  

The 39th Annual Thunderbird American Indiana Mid-Summer Powwow will be coming late in July.

This three-day event is New York City’s largest and oldest powwow. Over 40 nations will take part in the intertribal Native American dance competitions.

Native American arts and crafts will be on display and available for purchase. Authentic Indian food will also be available. Weather permitting, the first two nights will have bonfires from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Bellerose kids can enjoy the petting zoo and pony rides, and everyone will get the opportunity to get on a hayride. Continuing the theme of hay, there will be hay bales available to sit on, but guests are encouraged to bring their own portable seating.

Guests are advised that there is no ATM on the premises. Credit cards can be used for admission but not for activities.

Many families will surely be taking pictures of their children enjoying the dancing for future poster printing and family calendars.

The powwow is scheduled for Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30 at Queens County Farm Museum’s apple orchard, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. The event will start at 7:00 pm and go until 10:00 pm on Friday, and from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm, then 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm on Saturday. Sunday’s hours will be from noon until 5:00 pm. Standard admission to the museum will be required