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Harvest Dance Celebration

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Give thanks for the season’s harvest with the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers

Celebrate American Indian Culture through music and dance! Among many Native American tribes, it is a tradition to celebrate and give thanks in autumn for the bountiful summer harvest. Autumn Dance Celebration showcases a variety of Native American dances outdoors at Queens Farm performed by representatives of eight Indian Nations. The dancers will perform in full regalia and each dance’s origins are explained. This event also features a Native American Craft & Food Market with authentic art, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, and more.

In autumn, the bountiful summer harvest is celebrated and thanks is given through song and dance, reflecting a reverence and appreciation for the wonderful things we find in nature.

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers are the oldest resident Native American dance company in New York. The troupe was founded in 1963 by a group of ten Native American men and women, all New Yorkers, who were descended from Mohawk, Hopi, Winnebago and San Blas tribes. The founders were “first generation,” meaning that their parents had been born on reservations. They founded the troupe to keep alive the traditions, songs and dances they had learned from their parents, and added to their repertoire from other Native Americans living in New York. The Thunderbirds pledged to help preserve and perpetuate the culture and traditions of the American Indian people through their songs and dances, and ceremonies and to bring before the general public a more realistic picture and greater understanding of the American Indian people. Members share a commitment to raising scholarships for young American Indian students.

Native American Food & Craft Market: 11:00am–4:00pm

Dance Performances: 2:00pm–3:45pm


• Eventbrite email confirmation will automatically be sent to you upon completion of purchase.

• Advance tickets recommended as tickets are limited. Online tickets only. A ticket IS required to enter dance performance area; however there is no gate fee to enter farm grounds and food/craft market.

• Additional fees apply for food & craft vendors (prices vary), hayrides ($6/person), and additional activities. There is no ATM on site.

• Ages 0-3 are free.

• No refunds/exchanges on event tickets. Tickets cannot be replaced or transferred. If event is canceled due to weather, Queens Farm will administer full refunds. Weather updates will be posted at queensfarm.org.

• Farm members can receive 15% off this program. Contact hello@queensfarm.org to access discount and confirm your membership. To become a Farm Member, please call 718.347.3276 or email hello@queensfarm.org. Queens Farm membership info can be found here.

• Queens County Farm Museum is not a participating institution of idNYC or Cool Culture.


• Free event parking available

• Bicycle rack available on-site

• Farm grounds and restrooms are accessible.

• Visitors welcome to bring lawn chairs to the performance

• Strollers, backpacks and bottled water are permitted on our grounds.

• Pets are not allowed, for the safety of our farm animals and visitors. Service animals are permitted as described by the ADA.

• No designated storage for strollers, bags, or coats.

• This event may be affected by rain. Check for event updates at queensfarm.org if inclement weather is forecasted.

QUESTIONS? Email hello@queensfarm.org between Mon–Fri and someone will get back to you.


November 12
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm


Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY 11004 United States