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6/1 - 8/31 Summer Yoga at Ganondagan - Donation Class

7 pm, Thursdays - June 1-August 31
Victor Yoga Studio - Donation Class (Proceeds to Friends of Ganondagan)
Park at lower parking lot on Rte. 444
Alternative (construction) route: Main Street to School Street, Left on Boughton Hill Road, Left on Rte. 444, parking lot is on the left. Follow the Yoga signs along the trail. 
During inclement weather, yoga will be held at Victor Yoga Studio
http://www.victoryogastudio.com/index.html
 

8/26/17 Ethnobotony Workshop

9 am - 11 am
Ethnobotony workshop to highlight the new Otgeo'jo:ni:h Trail (the green plants trail) Participants will learn about traditional Haudenosaunee planting and picking practices, learn to work with sweet grass and Dogbane, taste-test a tea or two from the time of Seneca inhabitance at Ganondagan and learn uses of plants along Otgeo'jo:ni:h. Participants should wear long pants, bring water, wear hiking boots or equivalent, and consider wearing hats and long sleeves. Ages 8 and up. Free and open to the public, please register by August 19th. For questions and registration please contact: Brigitte.Wierzbicki@parks.ny.gov ​
 
Please meet at the Environmental Field Office, at the corner of Boughton Hill Rd. and Rt-444.

6/19 - 9/20: Yoga by Victor YMCA

Monday and Wednesday, 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Outdoor location: GSHS Grasslands, parking at Rte. 444, lower lot
Inclement weather location: Seneca Art & Culture Center Auditorium
Cost: 

  • Friends of Ganondagan Members $109.20 (28 sessions), Drop in rate: $10
  • General Public: $150 (28 sessions), Drop in rate $12

Payments can be made at the Victor YMCA, or to instructor
Questions: Tacey Smith, Victor YMCA 742-4940  taceys@rochesterymca.org 

8/27/17 Community Gathering

2 pm- 4 pm

Please join us for an open discussion and sharing of ideas to unite our community, build an appreciation of our diversity, and focus on the oneness of us all.

We will share inspirational videos of individuals working to connect minds and hearts within their communities.

Round-Table discussions to follow on local opportunities for service and ways to create fellowship.

Free and open to the public, does not include admission to the Gallery, Iroquois Creation Film, or the Bark Longhouse. 

Meet at the Seneca Art & Culture Center

 

9/7/17 Ganonda-JAM: Open Mic Night

6:30 pm - 9 pm
Free and open to the public.
 PA & Microphones are provided, musicians should be prepared to play 3-5 songs. Family-friendly atmosphere, and supportive, listening audience.
Seneca Art & Culture Center Auditorium

Seneca Junior Olympics- Rescheduled for 9/23

Come to Ganondagan and compete in a Seneca Pentathlon! All kids ages 9-16 yrs of age can try their hand in five events: Archery, Atlatl throw, Javelin, Lacrosse relay, and Tumpline race. No previous experience is required:

  • Archery – competitors will use the standard accuracy target and wooden longbows for points
  • Atlatl throw – athletes will use this ancient spear-throwing tool for accuracy
  • Javelin – competitors will try their hand at hitting a rolling target for points
  • Lacrosse relay – participants will learn to cradle and throw the ball in a timed relay
  • Tumpline race – competitors will race the clock with a small bundle of furs (10lbs max) carried by tumpline from the forehead.

 

9/23/17 Living History: Haudenosaunee Food, Agriculture, and Containers

10 am- 4 pm

More details to come on this exciting event! Please check back soon.

10/5/17 Ganonda-JAM: Open Mic Night

6:30 pm - 9 pm
Free and open to the public.
 PA & Microphones are provided, musicians should be prepared to play 3-5 songs. Family-friendly atmosphere, and supportive, listening audience.
Seneca Art & Culture Center Auditorium

10/7-10/8 Path Through History: Ga:hgok (Boiled Bread)

10 pm-3 pm

Join us for New York State's Path Through History! Enjoy a guided walk along the Trail of Peace and visit the Longhouse to sample traditional Seneca boiled corn bread
Free for members and Free with Museum admission for non-members- Please note that this is a different time than what was printed on our program rack card.
Meet at the Seneca Art & Culture Center

10/13/17 Scary Tales in the Bark Longhouse

7 pm

Join us on Friday the 13th for some spooky tales told in our bark longhouse! Free for Members, Free with Museum Admission for non-members. 

Meet at the Seneca Art & Culture Center.

10/20-10/21 Symposium on Eastern Woodland Material & Art

“Our goal is to promote the appreciation of, and to facilitate better understanding of woodland Indian art and material culture; both in a historic context as well as a modern cultural tradition”

Speakers for this event will include:

  • Jolene Rickard – Director of the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program - Cornell University
  • Michael Galban – Curator Seneca Art & Culture Center
  • Alan Gutchess – Director of the Fort Pitt Museum – Heinz History Center
  • Kurt Jordan – Cornell University - Author of “The Seneca Restoration 1715- 1754”
  • Mindy Magyar – Professor - College of Imaging Arts & Sciences - Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Scott Meachum – Author of “Marks Upon Their Clubhamers – Interpreting Pictography on Eastern War Clubs”
  • Nicholas Stolle – Author of “Talking Beads – the History of Wampum”

Come back for more details on this event and event registration!

10/31/17 Last Day to Visit the Bark Longhouse for the Season

Today is the last day to visit the bark longhouse, it will open again May 1, 2018.

11/11/17 Canandaigua Treaty Day Commemoration

Come join us in Canandaigua as we commemorate the Canadaigua Treaty of 1794 which established a relationship of peace and friendship between the Haudenosaunee and the United States. Please see see our event page for more details. Free and open to the public.

11/12/17 The Good Hunter

1 pm- 3pm

Come to Ganondagan and learn Seneca hunting skills! Students ages 8-16 are welcome to come and learn about Seneca hunting equipment, practice archery, learn some animal tracking skills, and fire building! Adult supervision is required. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Check back for more details on this fun program! 

Meet at the Seneca Art & Culture Center

12/2/17 Storytelling & Traditional Arts of the Haudenosaunee

10 am - 4 pm

Come join us for storytelling, music, children's activities and Native American art and crafts to purchase! More details to come, please check back!

Seneca Art & Culture Center