About Our Auction
2023 marks the 21st Anniversary of DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON®: A Native American Festival and Multicultural Celebration which will take place on June 4, 2023 in Upper Manhattan’s Inwood Hill Park.
In conjunction with this milestone Lotus will host a 21st Anniversary Benefit event on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 6-9PM at the SixthFloor Loft, 873 Broadway (18 & 19 Sts), NYC. For tickets, https://app.donorview.com/PbxOE
An integral part of our fundraising event will be a Silent Auction, offering unique and beautiful goods and services that represent our multi-cultural institution. There will be a cocktail reception, festive food, performances and special guests. The proceeds from this event will go towards matching the grant that supports this FREE festival.
Drums Along the Hudson is free to the public and is presented by Lotus Music & Dance in collaboration with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, sponsored in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Council.
Drums Along the Hudson: A Native American Festival and Multicultural Celebration on Sunday, June 4, 2023, will feature Honorees Loida Nicolas Lewis, Philanthropist/Author, and George W. Faison, Tony-Award winning choreographer and dancer. The host for the event will be Sandra Bookman, weekend anchor for WABC-TV and host of "Here and Now” and the afternoon co-host will be Patrick Riley, Pop Culture Expert/ Blogger.
This celebratory gathering of Native American people that will be led by Louis Mofsie and the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers with Host Drums Heyna Second Sons. This event welcomes Mohawk Elder, Tom Porter, Kalpulli Huehuetlatolli Aztec Dancers and Drummers, Sri Lankan Academy Dancers and Drummers, COBU All Female Japanese Taiko Drummers, Project Convergence: Tap and Bharata Natyam Dance and more. For more info, visit https://www.drumsalongthehudson.org/
Drums Along the Hudson Video
About Lotus Music & Dance
Lotus Music & Dance, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1989 by master Bharata Natyam dancer Kamala Cesar. It is a performance space, sanctuary, and center of education for traditional and indigenous performing arts forms. The mission is to keep alive and accessible the music and dance traditions of all world cultures. Lotus Music & Dance remains the only institution of its kind in New York City, with master artists from India, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, China, the South Pacific, Middle East, the Mohawk Nation, West Africa, and Spain collectively preserving their traditional arts.
For more info about Lotus, visit https://www.lotusmusicanddance.org/
005 AND GRANDMA SAID…IROQUOIS TEACHINGS
AND GRANDMA SAID…IROQUOIS TEACHINGS BY TOM PORTER AND HAND CRAFTED MOHAWK BASKET
010 JAPANESE DANCE CLASS. GIFT CERTIFICATE
Momo Suzuki Japanese Dance - Studio
013 NATIVE AMERICAN HOOP DANCE. GIFT CERTIFICATE
Marie Ponce - Native American Hoop Dance - Zoom/Studio
017 TWO TICKETS TO THE LION KING
2 Tickets to The Lion King, Disney on Broadway
031 NECKLACE WITH EARRINGS & BRACELET
by Isabelle de Borchgrave
035 NATIVE AMERICAN BONE WOLF LEATHER NECKLACE
044 FRANCHIA VEGAN CAFE - GIFT CERTIFICATE
049 Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy
By Misty Copeland, Illustrated by Selena Barnes - Hardcover signed 1st edition
Live Event Information
Join Lotus at a Benefit for the 21st Anniversary of Drums Along the Hudson, A Native American and Multicultural Celebration on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 6-9PM at the SixthFloor Loft, 873 Broadway (18 & 19 Sts), NYC. For tickets, https://app.donorview.com/PbxOE