Blog - Monthly Archives: June 2013

Gateway to Nations Pow Wow

tee_pee peregrine_falconThis is the second time I’ve been to this pow wow at Floyd Bennet Field in Gateway National Recreation Area in Brooklyn.  This Pow wow is run by the Redhawk Native American Arts Council.   The dancers are lively and energetic with wonderfully colored costumes.  This pow wow represents  many Native American tribes and had a demonstration of hula performed by a native Hawaiian.  There are also demonstration performances by Native Americans from Central and South American.  Most of the performances are judged dances.  One particularly good performance was by the male fancy costumes.  Their dancing was complex and energetic despite the …

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Coney Island is back

Coney Island was busy yesterday.  It showed no signs of the tropical storm named Sandy that struck it in October.  The only place that didn’t appear back to normal was the aquarium which was only about half open as of yesterday.  The beach was filled in the 90 degree heat and the rides in Luna Park and the Cyclone roller coaster were  up and running.  While the area was not as packed as it may be later in the summer, the water is still quite chilly this time of the year.  Definitely a fun place to visit for the day.

 

 

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