PEEC brings powwow to the Poconos

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:39

Dingmans Ferry - The Powwow in the Poconos on Oct. 14-15 at The Pocono Environmental Education Center (P.E.E.C.) should be a unique experience of Native American song and dance. Powwows are cultural festivals that unite Native people from across North America to share and celebrate their culture and educate the public. Visitors will enjoy native dance performances, hear Native stories, listen to traditional flute playing and see authentic arts and crafts. Participants will even be invited to dance with performers on a number of occasions during the powwow. Admission for the powwow is $7 per person, per day and parking is free. Bring portable chairs and be prepared to enjoy a day full of Native American culture. The gates and vendor booths open at 10 a.m. followed by a grand parade at Noon. Gates close at 6 p.m. PEEC’s powwow is perfect for all ages, so bring your family and friends to join with you in this unique experience at PEEC. The Mt. Airy Resort & Casino and The Pocono Arts Council are sponsoring this year’s powwow. Mt. Airy is sponsoring the head dancers, smoke/stomp dancers and storytellers that will be performing throughout the weekend. In order to make the weekend even more enjoyable, PEEC and the Black Bear Film Festival are connecting the two events with the help of the Water Gap Trolley. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a free old-fashioned trolley ride through the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area between PEEC’s campus and the film festival in Milford. For more information call 570-828-2319..