Gourd Rattle Workshop with Andree Dennis Newton

June 21, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

A gourd rattle workshop at 4 pm will be led by artist, Andreé Dennis Newton. All supplies will be provided for participants to make and decorate their own gourd rattle using natural materials such as gourds, corn, beans and rice.  The rattles will come in handy at 7 pm when Joe and Jim Bruchac, renowned storytellers return to an Old Forge audience to lead our community in a Summer Solstice ceremony and celebration starting at 7 pm and culminating in a ceremonial fire and drum circle. Jim will light the special solstice fire using a traditional bow drill. The public is invited to bring percussion items with them, rattles, bongos, handheld drums, tambourines, maracas, castanets…whatever sounds fun.