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Upcoming Events

Bark Longhouse Opens

Bark Longhouse at Ganondagan on a sunny summer day
Wednesday | May 1, 2024
10 AM - 4 PM

Our Seneca Bark Longhouse provides opportunities to educate visitors about Haudenosaunee life and culture, both in the 17th century and the present. It is open seasonaly May-October.

Included with admission

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“Jöhehgöh” They Sustain Us - Indigenous Food Event

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Saturday | June 22, 2024,
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Join us at Ganondagan for “Jöhehgöh” They Sustain Us - Indigenous Food Event with Braiding Sweetgrass author, Robin Kimmerer (Potawatomi), chef Loretta Barrett Oden (Potawatomi), and Haudenosaunee culture bearers for demonstrations, hands-on activities, speaking, and a delicious, Indigenous lunch prepared by Chef Loretta.


Books will be available for purchase at the Ganondagan Gift Shop and Robin Kimmerer and Loretta Barret Oden will be available for book signings that day.


This event is SOLD OUT. 

See event page for full list of presenters.

SOLD OUT. Registration fee is $100 for current members, $125 for public.

Seneca Art & Culture Center

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Geva Theatre Indigenous Theatre Symposium

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Thursday & Friday | June 27-28, 2024

June 27 - The Mush Hole, a dance theatre performance about truths of Canada’s first Indian Residential School, with free performances at 2pm and 7pm, Robert F. Panara Theatre at NTID/RIT. June 28 - Indigenous Theatre Symposium, featuring keynote remarks from artistic director Santee Smith of the Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, a film screening of UNSEEN TEARS, and more! This event runs from 8:30am-4pm at Geva Theatre. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. These events are free to the public, registration is required.


Geva Theatre, in association with Friends of Ganondagan and NTID and in affiliation with Native Voices presents Embracing the Indian, Centering Indigenous Voices, a free two-day event June 27 and June 28, 2024.

FREE, registration is required

NTID/RIT & GEVA Theatre

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Indigenous Music & Arts Festival

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Saturday & Sunday | July 27th & 28th, 2024
10 AM - 5 PM

Ganondagan's annual Indigenous Music & Arts festival showcases Haudenosaunee and Indigenous cultures through dance, music, storytelling, traditional craft demonstrations, an Indigenous Arts Market, children's activities, Indigenous food, and more.


This year we are deeply honored to be welcoming Māori artists and performers. The event will feature artist demonstrations, dance performances and collaborative opportunities with Haudenosaunee artists, performers, and culture bearers.


This year's festival features Native folk and blues rocker, Keith Secola (Anishinabe) & his Wild Band of Indians, hoop dance champions and performers, the Sinquah Family Dance Troupe (Hopi/Tewa/Choctaw), Bill Crouse (Seneca) and Haudenosaunee social dancers, Allegany River Indian Dancers, storytellers Ronnie Reitter (Seneca, Wolf Clan) & Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan).


Event Page: https://www.ganondagan.org/indigenous-music-arts-festival

Free Admission

Ganondagan State Historic Site

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Birding at Ganondagan

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Saturday | September 21, 2024
8:30 AM

Join birding leaders, Amy Kahn & Neil Reilly for birding hike at Ganondagan! This 1.5 mile hike covers a variety of terrain at Ganondagan.


Full details on Event Page

FREE

Meet at the main Ganondagan parking lot. Ganondagan State Historic Site, 7000 County Rd 41, Victor, NY

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Wellness Programs

Our partners offer wellness classes located on the beautiful grounds of Ganondagan. 

Spring Taiji at Ganondagan with Dr. Kathy Gill

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Tuesdays | 11 AM - 11:45 AM

Series Dates: March 19th - July 2nd. No classes on April 9th & May 7th


Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes

The ancient practices of Tai Chi and Qi gong combine slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and breathing exercises bringing 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 series of classes that introduces people to the first several movements of a Yang-style form. Taiji quan and qigong practice is suitable for experienced players and people new to the concepts.


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.


Questions - Please contact Kathy kmgillphd@aol.com

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In cold or rain, Taiji will take place indoors - Meet inside front door of Seneca Art & Culture Center, class will take place in the auditorium 


During warmer weather, Taiji will take place outdoors behind the Seneca Art & Culture Center, up the hill, by the apple tree

Free - Sliding scale, suggested donation of $5 - $15 in support of Friends of Ganondagan

Yoga at Ganondagan

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Monday, Wednesday, & Fridays | 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

There will be no classes on: July 1, 3, 5 & 8th, or August 7 & 9th


Classes are located at the Grasslands Yoga Circle off Rt 444 (park in the lot across from the Silverton Glenn development-take a right down the path and then at the fork follow the left path up the hill to the circle). During inclement weather classes will take place indoors at the Seneca Art & Culture Center auditorium. No pre-registration needed. Bring your own mat, props, water bottle.


For questions regarding Alison's classes, call or text (585)-295-3994

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Grasslands Yoga Circle off Rt 444 


Inclement Weather Location:

Seneca Art & Culture Center

Free/Donation based to help support Friends of Ganondagan with a sliding scale of $5-$20

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