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Yoga at Ganondagan- Vinyassa on the Grasslands

Wednesday's at 6:30 PM & Friday's at 9:30 AM

Register through Victor Yoga Studio -https://www.victoryogastudio.com/index.html

Weather permitting and done on the Grasslands at Ganondagan State Historic Site. 

Park across from Silverton Glen off of Maple (444) in Victor and follow the Yoga signs. Bring a blanket and/or yoga mat. 

Cartoon image of diverse people doing Tai Chi in front of bark longhouse

Tai Chi - Series

Tuesdays: 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3

11 AM-11:45 AM

Tai Chi is meditation-in-motion that brings relaxation, peace and balance to mind, body and spirit and can also send that same energy out in all directions to all beings. Join us for a four-session series of classes that introduces people to the first several movements of a Yang-style form. 

Regular practice can develop inspiration, confidence and self-awareness, promote healthy breathing, improve vitality and cultivate harmony with Nature!

Instructor: Master Kathleen M. Gill, Ph.D. is a retired clinical psychologist with forty years of experience in stress management and health promotion. She was granted the title in 2014 by her Grandmaster William C. C. Chen. She tells her clients and students that the best method of relaxation is the one you practice every day - and taiji quan (Tai Chi) and qigong is that method for her.

Location: Outside, in front of the Seneca Bark Longhouse

Rain Location: Inside, in the SACC Auditorium (Meet outside at the Front Door and wait to be let in, as the Seneca Art & Culture Center isn’t open to the public on Tuesdays)

Cost: Donation Based (suggested $5-$15) in support of Friends of Ganondagan

Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes

 

Earth Altars coming June 26- tree of peace made of hands

6/26 Ganondagan's Earth Altar Project

Saturday, June 26th

Ganondagan’s Earth Altar Project is designed to help build bridges between diverse communities and individuals in the Greater Rochester area by honoring life, death, sorrow, healing, and celebration. 2020 was a year unlike any other. Our hope is that Ganondagan's Earth Altar Project will provide safe spaces for us to connect, understand and process our individual and shared experiences, reflecting on the hurdles we’ve overcome, celebrating the joy, and looking forward to the possibilities of a better future.

Ganondagan’s Earth Altar Project will feature 6 altars created by Haudenosaunee artists and naturalists. Altars will be on the trails at Ganondagan State Historic Site and locations will be shared via social media, (and on our website). 6 - 8 satellite (locations) altars around the city of Rochester and individual community altars on a shared social media page. Earth Altars throughout the city of Rochester will be created by those from the Black, Indigenous, Latinx, LGBTQ, Disabled, and Refugee communities, to name but a few. For more information please visit the Earth Altar Project event page.

Three Sisters garden. Multiple mounds of soil with seedling of corn, beans, and squash emerging.

7/10 Three Sisters Garden Tour

Saturday, July 10th: 10 am- 10:30 am
 
Join Sr. Interpretive Guide, Tonia Loran Galban (Mohawk) for a tour of Ganondagan’s Three Sisters Garden. During this tour Tonia will share her knowledge about the Three Sisters, while touring the garden.
 
Cost – FREE with GSHS Admission, includes Seneca Bark Longhouse, Seneca Art & Culture Center, and Creation Story Film
 
To register, email - tonia.galban@parks.ny.gov, by July 7
Limited to 20 people

North America superimposed on a shape of a sea turtle. Text reads: Ganondagan, 21st Center Arts Inc. Indigenous Long Table. July 10th

7/10 Indigenous Long Table

Saturday, July 10th, 2021 2 PM-5:30 PM

“Contemporary voices and perspectives of this region’s Indigenous people” 

In conjunction with 21st Century Arts, Ganondagan’s Indigenous Long Table centers the voices and perspectives of this region’s Indigenous peoples at a Long Table Conversation surrounding the theme - Racism, Covenants, and Dreams Deferred. Audience members are invited to listen, learn and experience – 
 
Location: Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan State Historic Site, Victor, NY)
Cost: Free/Registration Required (limited seating)

For more information and registration please visit event page: Indigenous Long Table | Ganondagan

Perry Ground smiling wearing a white gustoweh. Text reads: Ogweoweh

7/17 Ögwe’öweh "Original People” POP-UP Saturdays

Saturday, July 17th. 11 AM-3 PM

Join us for an outdoor experience including authentic Haudenosaunee art demonstration, storytelling, music, food, shopping, and more! Saturday the 17th will include Bill Crouse (Seneca) demonstrating water drum making, and Carrie Hill (Mohawk) demonstrating basket weaving. Perry Ground (Onondaga) will be doing two sessions of storytelling. For more information please see Ögwe’öweh "Original People" Pop-up Saturdays | Ganondagan.
We will require all visitors to adhere to NYS Covid-19 Safety Guidelines and Regulations.
This event is FREE & open to the public. Seneca Art & Culture Center and Bark Longhouse admission are not included in this event.

Bill Crouse and daughter singing while wearing traditional regalia. Text reads: Ogwe'oweh

7/24 Ögwe’öweh "Original People” POP-UP Saturdays

Saturday, July 24th. 11 AM-3 PM

Join us for an outdoor experience including authentic Haudenosaunee art demonstration, music, food, shopping, and more! Saturday the 24th will include Dan Hill (Cayuga) demonstrating silversmithing, and Hayden Hayes (Seneca) demonstrating antler carving. Bill Crouse (Seneca) & the Allegany River Dancers will be doing two sessions of Iroquois Social Dancing. For more information please see: Ögwe’öweh "Original People" Pop-up Saturdays | Ganondagan.
We will require all visitors to adhere to NYS Covid-19 Safety Guidelines and Regulations.
This event is FREE & open to the public. Seneca Art & Culture Center and Bark Longhouse admission are not included in this event.

Dan Hill playing a Native American flute. Text reads: Ogwe'oweh

7/31 Ögwe’öweh "Original People” POP-UP Saturdays

Saturday, July 31st. 11AM-3 PM

Join us for an outdoor experience including authentic Haudenosaunee art demonstration, music, food, shopping, and more! Saturday the 31st will include Ronnie Reitter (Seneca) demonstrating corn husk doll making, and Mike Jones(Onondaga/Seneca) demonstrating pottery. Dan Hill (Cayuga) will be performing Native American flute music for two sessions. For more information please see: Ögwe’öweh "Original People" Pop-up Saturdays | Ganondagan.
We will require all visitors to adhere to NYS Covid-19 Safety Guidelines and Regulations.
This event is FREE & open to the public. Seneca Art & Culture Center and Bark Longhouse admission are not included in this event.

Group of young, diverse students raising their hands. Teacher is in the background in front of chalkboard

8/10 Educator's Day

Save the Date!

Friends of Ganondagan is pleased to announce the return of our Educator's Day! This program is perfect for teachers and educators to either get an introduction to Haudenosaunee history and culture or to refresh what they have already learned. Save the date and stay tuned for more information coming soon!