WESM
  • May 19
  • Cypress Park in Pocomoke City, Maryland, Pocomoke City
  • May 19, 2018
  • Category: Community Events

Event Details

  • May 19, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Free to $5.00
  • $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for ages 6-12. Free under 5 and for veterans and active service members who present military ID

Venue

  • Cypress Park in Pocomoke City, Maryland
  • 1 Bridge Street
  • Pocomoke City, MD 21851

Event Description

PRESS RELEASE From The Assateague People of Delmarva 300 Russell Road Bethany Beach, Delaware 19930 April 10, 2018 The Assateague People of Delmarva. A Native American Tribe with members who live in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia, are holding their 25th annual pow-wow at Cypress Park in Pocomoke City, Maryland, where we have celebrated this tradition since 1995, on Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Tribal pow-wows are unique cultural events where Native Americans of many Tribes renew their friendships and make new ones while honoring and preserving their customs and heritage through music, dance, food, attire, storytelling, arts, crafts, and fellowship. Adults and children in the general public are invited to experience a great learning opportunity, observing - and joining - the activities of Native Americans who travel from many states to celebrate in a manner that is deeply spiritual and fulfilling for them. The Grand Entry, held at 12:00pm on each day, is the official opening of the ceremonial events, featuring dancers from the Assateague People as well as visiting members of other Tribes from many states in full Native regalia, as well as a drum group singing and playing Native songs, many of which have been handed down through generations of native Americans. Part of the Grand Entry invites veterans, active military members, as well as people of all cultures who want to honor, respect, and remember them, to enter the dance circle and participate in this sacred ceremony. The Worcester County Commissioners as well as state senators, representatives, and delegates from the Delmarva Peninsula, have been invited to join the Grand Entry. The Assateague Peoples’ Chief, Michael Morabito, Council, and members are pleased to announce the return of many participants who are key to the spirit of this event. The NaMaWoChi drummers and singers, led by Harlan Richardson of Hollister, North Carolina, have traveled widely to perform at pow-wows across North America, including in Alaska. The husband and wife team of Marcos and Dorothy Almanza will lead the dancers in the sacred circle. Bruce McWilliams will emcee the event while his wife, Amanda McWilliams, runs the sound board. Craft, food, and other vendors will also be on site, and many items will be available through raffles. Event information: Cypress Park is located at 1 Bridge Street, Pocomoke City, Maryland 21851. Admission for the event is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for ages 6-12. There is no admission fee for children ages 5 and under and for veterans and active service members who present military identification. Parking is free. Due to conditions of a grant received from the Worcester County Arts Council, if you run a story about this event, please include the following language, if possible: Funding for this event is in part provided by the Worcester County Arts Council, Maryland State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, organizations dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. The Assateague People of Delmarva (Assateague Peoples, Inc.) is a non-profit organization under the terms of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. THIS SECTION NOT FOR PUBLICATION: Members of the media are encouraged to contact the following person for additional information, interviews, or flyers: Chief Michael Morabito bearseeseagles@msn.com

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