healing-winds.gifAlbany, N.Y. - Come stomp, dance, sing and shake your "tailfeathers" on New Year's Eve and weekend at the Rock, Rattle & Drum New Year's Eve Pow Wow and Celebration 2010-2011 in the beautiful Grand Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albany's City Center. The event honors and recognizes the original people of this land by celebrating American Indian tradition, heritage, music, dance, community, friends and family. It's a family friendly, multi-generational, alcohol and drug free event. Pow Wows are gatherings that Native American people use as a place to meet, dance, sing, re-new and strengthen their culture. There will be American Indian singers, dancers, drummers and storytellers representing various tribes, styles and categories.  In addition, there will be traditional and contemporary native arts and crafts vendors, children's activities, craft demonstrations, circle social dances and a delicious variety of food including buffalo chili and Indian tacos. There will be special performances by gifted flute player Grammy and Native American Music Award winner Joseph FireCrow on New Year's Eve and throughout the weekend. Come out on New Year's Eve and New Year's weekend to celebrate the New Year and the richness of the American Indian culture.  For more information please visit Healing Winds at www.healingwinds.net, call 413-443-2481 or email humanityinconcert@earthlink.net. For more information, tickets and reservations please contact Healing Winds at 413-443-2481 or the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 518-462-6611 group code: CPB at http://www.cpalbany.com/ . About Healing Winds Healing Winds is a 501C3 not for profit organization whose mission is to establish Native American cultural and educational programming that honors wisdom traditions and spiritual technologies promoting community wellness and family harmony. Healing Winds is also the producer of the Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow in the Berkshires and recently produced a Pow Wow at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy. Net proceeds to benefit "Warriors in a New Age", a Tri-State at risk youth program and LarkTV a youth media literacy project.


Info: Friday December 31, Saturday January 1, Sunday January 2 The Grand Ballroom Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albany City-Center Authentic American Indian Dancing and Drumming, Arts, Crafts and Demonstrations Grammy & 2010 "Artist of the Year" and "Flute Player of the Year" Nammy Award Winner Flute Player Joseph FireCrow Friday, December 31:  Doors open at 6pm, Grand Entry is at 8pm Saturday, January 1:  10am -10pm, Grand Entry is at 12noon and 7pm Sunday, January 2:  10am - 5pm, Grand Entry is at 1pm Ticket prices for the family friendly New Year's Eve Pow Wow: Children under 10 are free Youth 11-17:  $5 Seniors: $5 Adults: $10 Media Contact: Susan Jameson, Healing Winds 413-443-2481 susan@alwaysyoung.com, humanityinconcert@earthlink.net