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The Bronx Native American Festival, a celebration of the unique Native American cultures of the Americas, on Sunday, September 30 at Pelham Bay Park’s South Picnic Area

Native American Festival Held At Pelham Bay Park

Grupo Higuayagua members offered the beat during a traditional dance performance.
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The Bronx Native American Festival, a celebration of the unique Native American cultures of the Americas, was held on Sunday, September 30 at Pelham Bay Park’s South Picnic Area. Sponsored by NYC Parks, Friends of Pelham Bay Park and Bronx Council on the Arts, cultural celebration featured performances by Master of Ceremonies Bobby Gonzalez, Taino/NYC Indian of the Year; the Silvercloud Singers and Grupo Higuayagua.

Master of Ceremonies Bobby Gonzalez enjoyed a day in the park with Mary Ponce of the Thunder Gray American Dancers.
(l-r) Maritza Feliciano, Valerie Tureiyari and Christian Padilla welcomed everyone to the yearly pow wow.
Rodrick Bell (l) and Xerius Mack performed a ‘Sneak Up Dance.’
Thunder Gray American Dancers’ Mary Ponce performed a ‘Hoop Dance.’
First grader Brandon Reyes wore a modern grass dance outfit while his grandfather Jose Quijano wore a ‘vintage’ over 40-year-old grass dance outfit.
Updated 2:58 pm, October 12, 2018
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