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Annual Paumanauke Pow Wow Set for This Weekend

The 32nd annual event takes place on August 11 and 12 at Town Hall in Lindenhurst. It's presented by the Paumanauke Pow Wow Committee, BACCA and Babylon Town.

The 32nd Annual Paumanauke Pow Wow is set for this weekend, , at  in Lindenhurst.

The event is a celebration of people, gathered in honor of Native American culture, and it's presented by the Paumanauke Pow Wow Committee, the Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts and the Town of Babylon.

"It's a great event. We have a number of Native American tribes, plus ceremonies and dancing. And it's at a tremendous venue at Town Hall," BACCA Board president and Lindenhurst Village Administrator recently told Lindenhurst Patch.

"We're very excited to be doing this again with the Paumanauke Pow Wow Committee, and in cooperation with the Town of Babylon," Cullinane said.

"This is the fourth year we'll be at Town Hall - it used to be at  in Copiague. The venue was changed due to some logistics issues, but I think this has worked out better. It gives the Pow Wow better visibility on Sunrise Highway. We've done very well there," he continued.

The event was also recently rated the Best Hobbyist Pow Wow in the Nation by The Spike, according to BACCA.

The festival offers the public an opportunity to be immersed in Native American culture, sample Native food, costumes, arts, crafts, song and dance, and this year's event residents could see, partake in and visit:

• Aztec dancers.
• Traditional dancers.
• Audience participation.
• Traditional drums.
• Native food.
• Dance competitions.
• Quality traders.
• Specialty dances.

In addition, a major portion of the event's proceeds provide Native American scholarship awards, according to the Lindenhurst-based Arts Center.

Admission for adults is $10; for seniors (60 and older), $5; teens (12 to 16 years old), $5; disabled people, $5; children (younger than 12), free.

The hours are Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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