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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

I Love My Park Day

I Love My Park Day logo overlaying a faded image of the Bark Longhouse at Ganondagan with the Three Sisters Garden in the forefront
Saturday | May 4th, 2024
10 AM - 4 PM

Join Parks & Trails New York – and thousands of volunteers across the state – in celebrating and enhancing New York’s parks and public lands. I Love My Park Day--the largest single-day volunteer event in NYS--presents a perfect opportunity to clean up our favorite parks and shorelines, plant trees and gardens, restore trails and wildlife habitat, remove invasive species, and work on various site improvement projects--all which help to prepare our iconic state park system and public lands for the start of the season.

At Ganondagan we will be planting flowers, weeding, sorting corn, assisting the White Corn Project, and doing trail maintenance. All ages are welcome to help! Registration required through I Love My Park Day Registration.

Ganondagan's I Love My Park Day Coordinator: Allie Hargrave

Seneca Art & Culture Center

“Jöhehgöh” They Sustain Us - Indigenous Food Event

Screened image of beans, corn and squash in the background with formal headshots of Robin Kimmerer and Loretta Garret Oden in the forefront. Text overlay giving the program name and time (given in description).
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.

Registration and schedule to come.

Pre-registration is required. Registration fee is $100 for current members, $125 for public.

Seneca Art & Culture Center

Indigenous Music & Arts Festival

Male Haudenosaunee social dancer, dancing in traditional attire
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.

During the festival weekend, Māori artists and performers will provide artist demonstrations, traditional dance, and contemporary performances. Artists will also be selling their work.

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, Alleghany River Indian Dancers, and storytellers Ronnie Reitter (Seneca, Wolf Clan) & Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan).

More information to come

Wellness Programs

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

Spring Taiji at Ganondagan with Dr. Kathy Gill

Close up of three peoples arms as they do Tai Chi outside
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


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

A group of people practicing yoga outdoors in a field at Ganondagan
Monday, Wednesday, & Fridays | 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Classes are located inside the Seneca Art & Culture Center. No pre-registration needed. Bring your own mat, props, water bottle.

Monday - 7:30-8:30 am/Alison 

Wednesday - 7:30-8:30 am/Alison 

Friday - 7:30-8:30 am/Alison 

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

Location: Seneca Art & Culture Center

Donation Based

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