Virtual Ganondagan Summer Experience | Kids Out and About Buffalo

Virtual Ganondagan Summer Experience

*The event has already taken place on this date: Thu, 07/30/2020
Bringing the Natural World to the Virtual World: 
Ganondagan Reinvents Iconic July Festival for Virtual Global Audiences. Iroquois Social Dancers, Artisan Demonstrators, and Storyteller Filmed Against Ganondagan’s Natural World for “Virtual Ganondagan Summer Experience” for a global audience.

Not to be daunted by the coronavirus-necessitated cancelation of its Indigenous Music & Arts Festival, Friends of Ganondagan has announced its first “Virtual Ganondagan Summer Experience” starting July 24, including the dates of the originally scheduled festival, all filmed outdoors at Ganondagan State Historic Site’s natural world.

Programming will be accessed through a combination of Facebook Live and YouTube. On
Friday, July 24, the popular Bill Crouse (Seneca) and the Allegany River Dancers will be performing Iroquois Social Dancing in traditional regalia outdoors in front of the Bark Longhouse, viewable on Ganondagan’s Facebook Live at 11 am.

During the weekend of July 25-26 and beyond—and viewable/sharable on YouTube—will be:

  • Storyteller Perry Ground (Onondaga) telling traditional water being stories, filmed at
    Ganondagan’s picturesque Trout Brook
  • Lacrosse player/stickmaker William (“Snooky”) Brooks (Seneca) joined by Ganondagan Site Manager Peter Jemison to discuss lacrosse stick-making, filmed in Ganondagan’s lush woods
  • Artisan Ronnie Reitter ( Seneca) demonstrating traditional cornhusk doll-making and sharing stories, filmed at the Three Sisters Garden
  • Artisan Bill Crouse (Seneca) demonstrating water drum and gustoweh (Haudenosaunee men’s traditional headdress) making

All programming is free. For more information, Virtual programming is made possible by funding from the New York State Council on the Arts.

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


Boughton Hill Road 7000 County Road 41
Victor, NY, 14564
United States


Contact name: 
Meg Joseph
Email address: 
The event has already taken place on this date: 
July 24, 11 am. Others TBA