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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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El Cinco de Mayo Parade

The El Cinco de Mayo Parade began at 1 PM and was only 10 blocks long, but it was long enough to show the pride and culture of Mexicans in NYC.  Prior to the parade was a dance celebration with many colorful costumed characters, old and young alike, swaying and dancing to the beat of the band that played one song multiple times.   108th St and Central Park West was closed down to vehicular traffic and there were groups of people on the streets who were getting ready, helping each other prepare for the parade or were already dancing.  By the time that the parade began, everyone was in a celebratory mood.  There were many families and there were children in …

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