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Festival In Yorktown Celebrates Native American Culture

The FDR Pow Wow NYC Native American Heritage Celebration takes place Sept. 19 and 20
The FDR Pow Wow NYC Native American Heritage Celebration takes place Sept. 19 and 20 Photo Credit: Contributed

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park will host the FDR Pow Wow NYC Native American Heritage Celebration on Sept. 19 and 20.

The festival will feature more than 500 Native American artists, dancers, singers, educators and performing groups and vendor booths selling crafts, food, jewelry and more. Authentic cuisine such as buffalo burgers, corn soup and venison stew will be available.

Performances include Grand Entry of Dancers, Men's Fancy War, Woman's Fancy Shawl, Men's Northern Traditional, Women's Jingle Dress, Hoop Dance, Iroquois Smoke Dance and more. The event will also feature pony rides, tepee- raising and a live bird of prey exhibit.

Representatives for Lakota, Navajo, Mohawk, Seneca, Cherokee, Aztec, Mayan, Samoan, Hawaiian and many more will be onsite to interact with visitors.

The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 19 and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 20.

Tickets are $12 for adults and teens, $8 for children and $10 for seniors. Admission is free for children 5 and under. Parking is $8. Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite .

Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park is at 2957 Crompound Road.

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