Two Row Schedule Released
An updated schedule of Two Row Wampum Campaign events has just been published. It includes a detailed schedule of the trip down the Hudson as well as events leading up to it.
Please mark your calendars and share the information widely!
Download a pdf of the flier here.
Walk and Paddle from Ithaca to Cayuga SHARE Farm
June 5 – 7, gather 7 am
Stewart Park, Ithaca, to Cayuga Farm, Union Springs
Stops at Myers Point, Lansing (June 5), Poplar Ridge (June 6), Cayuga SHARE Farm (June 7). Contacts: Craig (walking) 435.201.4796, John (paddling) 607.280.5191, Leslie (food donations) 607.272.6482.
An Evening with Oren Lyons
June 5, 6 pm
Bush Memorial Aud., Russell Sage College, 70 First St., Troy, NY
Oren will speak on the Doctrine of Discovery and its relationship to the Two Row, with a silent auction fundraiser for the Two Row and raffle for a Pendleton blanket. Contact Lori Quigley at email@example.com,
Cayuga Nation Picnic
June 8, 2013 @ 10 am – Dark
4061 Truesdale Rd., Union Springs, NY 13160
A celebration of history and culture and the return of the Cayuga to their homeland. Music, games, barbecue, camping, lacrosse, craftspeople and more. Contact: Dan Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org, 716-298-8557.
Sharing the River of Life: The Two Row Wampum – Poughkeepsie
June 12, 7 pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 67 S. Randolph Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY
Jake Edwards, Onondaga Nation Council, and Jack Manno, Two Row organizer and environmental studies professor will speak. Free.
Syracuse Community Choir Concert: Honoring The Two Row Wampum
Friday June 14, 7 pm
Onondaga Nation School, Rt. 11 A
Syracuse Community Choir, Dream Freedom Revival, Curtis Waterman, Colleen Kattau and more. Fee: $0-20 sliding scale. Contact: Karen, 315-428-8151.
Two Row Wampum Presentation and Fundraiser: A Day with Tom Porter
Saturday, June 15, 10 am – 3 pm
Traditional Opening, Two Row Wampum Presentation, Silent Auction, Talk by Tom Porter on Iroquois Spirituality, and Homemade Italian Pasta Dinner. Cost: $25, $15 students. RSVP by June 10 to email@example.com.
Onondaga Nation to Albany: Start of the Two Row Journey
Onondaga Paddlers trek to Albany in preparation for the Two Row trip down the Hudson. They will be joined by other Haudenosaunee paddlers. The group will end their journey at Peebles Island on the Hudson River on Sunday, July 14. Contact Hickory, 315-775-7548.
Two Row Festival on Onondaga Lake
Tuesday, July 2, 12 – 9 pm
Willow Bay, Liverpool, NY
Allies will paddle with Onondagas in two lines across Onondaga Lake, as the Onondagas start their journey to Albany. Cheer them on and join us for a festival with Jamie Jacobs (Tonawanda Seneca Educator), Sandra Steingraber (Ecologist and Author), Haudenosaunee social dancing, Akuma Roots, Colleen Kattau, Cornbred, Daygots, the Gunrunners, children’s activities, Haudenosaunee artisans, native food and more. FREE.
Two Row Festival Schenectady
Saturday, July 13, 12 – 7 pm
Mabee Farm, 1080 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction
Music, storytelling, crafts and more to welcome paddlers from the Six Nations arriving on the Mohawk River and bikers from the Mohawk/Erie Bike Path. Contact: Pat Barrot (518) 887-5073.
Two Row Wampum Renewal Send-off Celebration Festival
Saturday, July 27, 10 am – 5 pm
Russell Sage College, Troy, NY
Tom Porter, the Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers, Akwesasne Women Singers, children’s activities and much more. Contacts: Kevin Nephew at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lori Quigley at email@example.com
Symbolic Enactment: July 28 – August 10
Day 1: Launch of the Two Row Flotilla
July 28, 10 am Launch Ceremony
Rensselaer Boat Launch, Forbes Ave., Rensselaer
Arrive Schodack Island Park 4:30 pm, 10 miles.
Day 2: Schodack to Coxsackie
Monday, July 29, Launch at 10 am
Arrive Coxsackie River Front Park 4:30 pm, 12 miles.
Day 3: Coxsackie to Catskill Point Park
Tuesday, July 30: Launch 10 am
Arrive Catskill Point Park/Dutchman’s 4:30 pm, 12 miles. Environmental Event 7 pm.
Day 4: Catskill to Ulster Landing
Wednesday, July 31: Launch 10 am
Arrive Ulster Landing/Sojourner Truth Park Landing 4:30 pm, 12 miles.
Program linking Indigenous rights and African-American freedom struggle, 7 pm.
Day 5: Ulster Landing to Norrie Park
Thursday, August 1: Launch 9:30 am
Arrive Norrie Park 6:30 pm, 13 miles
12:30 Lunch event at Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston*
Day 6: Norrie Park to Poughkeepsie
Friday, August 2: Launch 11 am
Arrive Hudson River Rowing Association 3 pm, 9 miles. Lacrosse game (tentative), time TBA.
Day 7: Poughkeepsie to Beacon*
Saturday, August 3: Launch 10 am
Arrive 5:30 pm, 15 miles
Welcome of Two Row and Unity Riders on Walkway Over the Hudson, 10 am, Highland-Poughkeepsie*
Two Row Festival at Beacon, noon – 8:30 pm*
Riverfront Park, Beacon. Haudenosaunee and other native speakers, Pete Seeger, music, social dancing, children’s activities and more.
Day 8: Beacon to Cold Spring
Sunday, August 4: Launch 11 am
Arrive Dockside Park, Cold Spring 2 pm, 7 miles
Presentation: The Two Row Wampum, Past Present and Future 4 pm.
Day 9: Cold Spring to Stony Point
Monday, August 5: Launch 10:30 am
Arrive Stony Point Center, 17 Cricketown Rd., Stony Point 5 pm, 13 miles.
Intercultural Peace/Friendship Event, time TBA
Day 10: Stony Point to Croton Point
Tuesday, August 6: Launch 10:30 am
Arrive Croton Point Park 1 pm, 4 miles.
Elders Share Haudenosaunee History, 3 pm
Day 11: Croton Point to Piermont Pier
Wednesday, August 7: Launch 11 am
Arrive Piermont Pier 5 pm, 13 miles
Sharing the River of Life program, 7 pm
Day 12: Piermont to Inwood Hill Park
Thursday, August 8: Launch 10:30 am
Arrive Inwood Hill Park, NYC 4:30 pm, 13 miles. Educational program 6:30 pm
Day 13: Inwood Hill Park to Pier 96*
Friday, August 9: Launch 9:30 am
Arrive Pier 96 (57th St.), 7 miles
Welcome at the Pier about 12:30 pm. March to United Nations and events there later that day.
New York City Festival
Saturday, August 10. Details TBA
Welcome us at landing points and join us at public events.
* Dakota Unity Riders will join us at these events. For full information about their effort,