Aaron Athey (Mohegan) will be the Master of Ceremonies at the Rock, Rattle and Drum Powwow that begins on New Year's Eve in Albany, N.Y., and lasts through January 2.
"Come stomp, dance, sing and shake your 'tail feathers' as we honor and recognize the original people of this land by celebrating New Year’s Eve at an American Indian Pow Wow with family and friends," the poster reads.
The event will be held in the Grand Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albany City Center, State and Lodge Streets, Albany, N.Y.
On New Years Eve, (that's Friday, December 31 for those of you who switched to the Mayan calendar) the doors open at 6 p.m. and the grand entry is at 8 p.m. On Saturday, January 1, the powwow will last from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. and the grand entry is at noon and 7 p.m. On Sunday, January 2, the powwow will be from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and the grand entry will be at 1 p.m.
In addition to dancing, drumming, arts and crafts, a special performace will feature Grammy & Nammy Award Winning Flute Player Joseph FireCrow.
For more information, contact Healing Winds at 413-443-2481 or www.healingwinds.net
For special overnight rates for dancers, drum groups and vendors (and presumably anybody else who can pass themselves off as dancers, drum groups and vendors) call the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 518-427-3018. Use the Reservation Group Code: CPB at www.cpalbany.com.
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