Fall Festival 2011 & Drummers' Summit
Blacksmithing Demonstration by P.Artin
Mark your calendars!
Please join us on
Sunday, October 2, 2011
from noon to 6:00 pm
for our Fall Family Festival
and Drummers' Summit
at the Historical Society
of Rockland County
on the grounds of the
Jacob Blauvelt House
20 Zukor Road, New City, NY 10956
Admission: Adults: $ 7. Children: $ 3.
This is an outdoor festival -- in the event of rain, only the Drummers' Summit will be held from 1:00 - 2:30 pm.
Our Fall Festival will have activities for the entire family all around the beautiful grounds of the HSRC's 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House including:
- Wool carding, quill pen writing and stencil art
- Tours of the Jacob Blauvelt House and newly restored barn
- Demonstrations of candle-making, sewing and quilting
- Visit our Lenape Longhouse
- Browse & Buy -- surplus/duplicate tools and books will be available for purchase *
Among other items for sale will be folk-life toys, publications relating to life in Rockland County and historical maps -- all great gift ideas!
* All proceeds of this sale will be used solely for the care of the Society's collection of local artifacts & documents
We welcome back Peter Artin who will demonstrate the art of blacksmithing and The Ramapo Fault Band will play their wonderful music again this year!
The Drummers' Summit (1 pm - 2:30 pm)
The Drummers' Summit includes demonstrations of rhythms and related dance forms across three Rockland-based ethnic traditions -- West African (Ghanaian), Haitian and Puerto Rican.
Invited musicians* this year includes NEA National Heritage Award winning Haitian drummer Frisner Augustin and members of La Troupe Makandal; Ghanaian drummer Jerry Dzokoto's students Christian Kutte and Morgan Greenstreet from Suffern's Chiku Awali African Dance and Drum Company; and Puerto Rican conguero Danny Del Valle of the Rockland-based folk ensemble Brisa Tropical.
This wonderful program will be hosted and emceed by consulting folklorist Eileen Condon.
Support for this program was provided to the Historical Society of Rockland County by public funds from the Folk Arts program of the New York State Council on the Arts, a New York State agency.
* Line-up may be subject to change
The History Center's Museum Galleries will also be open for our guests to enjoy our current interesting exhibit, the amazing and true story of the aspiring artists (including Rocklanders Bill Sayles and Ned Harris) who made up the WWII 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, known more commonly as 'The Ghost Army'.
We'll have hot dogs (and veggie hot dogs, too!), cider from Dr. Davies Farm and some snacks for our guests to purchase!
Please check back often for updates as information becomes available!