Annual Powwow This Weekend

   Four days of performances, exhibitions, demonstrations, and food will kick off at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the 67th annual Shinnecock Reservation powwow, one of the largest in the country. Over 100 tribes and 100 vendors will be on hand.

    Activities include native drumming and dance performances, an art display, crafts, food, raffles, and fire lighting at sunset. Contests will be held with $50,000 in prize money.

    The powwow will present a ceremonial “grand entry” at 7 p.m. tomorrow. The powwow will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, with a grand entry taking place on Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 and 7 p.m.
The reservation is west of Southampton Village, off Montauk Highway. As a benefit for the Shinnecock Nation and Presbyterian Church, tickets will cost $15 for adults, and $10 for senior citizens, the disabled, and children from 6 through 12. Children 5 and younger, and parking, are free. Pets, drugs, and alcohol are strictly prohibited at what is always a family-friendly event.