Harvest Dance Celebration

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. Harvest Dance Celebration showcases a variety of Native American dances outdoors at Queens Farm performed by representatives of ten 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.

Online tickets required.

Farm Grounds & Market Admission: Free
Performance Area requires tickets: $17; $12 (ages 4-11)
Ages 3 & under free (no ticket required)

Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets.

Farm members can receive 15% off this program. Contact hello@queensfarm.org to access discount and confirm your membership.


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.

Sunday, November 12, 2023
Farm Grounds & Market: 11am – 4pm
Performance: 2pm – 3:45pm with 15-minute intermission