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.

  • WHEN: Sunday, November 3, 2024
    • Farm Grounds & Marketplace (free admission): 11am – 4pm
    • Performance (ticket required): 2pm – 3:45pm with 15-minute intermission
  • WHERE: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY 11004
  • TICKETS: $17 adults, $12 children (4-11). Ages 3 and under free (no ticket required).

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.

Fast FAQs:

• Online tickets required.
• Email confirmation will automatically be sent to you upon completion of purchase.
• Admission to grounds and marketplace is free. A ticket is required to enter the performance area.
• Limited seating available; visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to the performance.
• Additional fees apply for food & craft vendors (prices vary), hayrides ($6/person), and additional activities. There is no ATM on site.
• Farm members are eligible for 15% off this program. Select “I have a membership” during checkout to apply discount.
• No refunds/exchanges on event tickets. Tickets cannot be replaced or transferred. If event is canceled due to weather or any other reason, Queens Farm will administer full refunds. Weather updates will be posted at queensfarm.org.
• Free event parking and bicycle racks are available.
• Farm grounds and restrooms are accessible.
• Strollers, backpacks and bottled water are permitted on our grounds.
• 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 Mon–Fri and a member of our team will get back to you.