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June 24, 2017 - High Falls, New York

Global Water Dances
2:00 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Join the Global Village! Join the Water Ceremony! Bring Your Offering to Honor Water! Dance! Drum! Sing!

This local event will be created by our community -- the lovely people of Ulster county -- in the hamlet of High Falls, NY

Photo above is of the last Global Water Dances event in High Falls in June 2011

Global Water Dances 2017 in High Falls is a FREE family-friendly event. Everyone and anyone is welcome to observe and/or participate. Drummers, dancers, water protectors, lovers of the waters, all are welcome! This FREE site specific dance event created by our local community will take place on Second Street in High Falls, NY near the Depuy Canal House. PLEASE ENTER FROM MOHONK ROAD.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 2:00 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Global Water Dances, High Falls, NY
will be one of 108 sites in twenty seven countries on six continents that will dance for water. Attendees are invited to participate in almost all parts of this FREE community event.

Global Water Dances celebrates the importance of fresh water for human life with site-specific dance events on, near, or by water all over the world on the same day.

The local High Falls event begins at 200 p.m. EDT beside the D&H Canal House and will include a traditional Native American water ceremony led by Grandmother Etaoqua. Feel free to bring your prayers, drums and/or rattles, etc. If you wish, you may bring a water-related offering to a place at a general community Water shrine. Recommended offerings are to be made of natural materials in the colors of white and/or blue. If you wish, you may take your offering back with you after the ceremony.

The water ceremony will be followed by a dance by the High Falls Hoopers for Humanity. Afterwards hoops will be shared for a playtime for all ages.

The afternoon then continues with more dance and music with Matoaka Eagle of the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers. Anyone is welcome to join in.

Information on local Water related issues will be available on tables on Second Street.

ATTN: Community Members, Water Protectors, Activists, Community Members

We will be creating a global Village and a Water Shrine (or "mesa") for the use of all who come. This is a free event community-created event.

For more information, call or text 646-808-5780. Or email aboutvision at and put Global Water Dances High Falls in the subject line.