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The Circle Legacy Center 4th annual Powwow on Manatawny Creek will take place on May 6 and 7, 2017 at the Pottstown Memorial Park Island. Pottstown, Pennsylvania is located along the Schuylkill River, at the intersection of the Manatawny Creek. Approximately 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 17 miles southeast of Reading Pennsylvania and 30 miles south of Allentown, Pennsylvania, this community has embraced our annual celebration from its inauguration four years ago as a landmark event kicking off the series of community celebrations.
For a complete schedule of events, please click here. We are happy to announce the return of our MC, Barry Lee of Spirit Wing, Host Drum Medicine Horse Singers, Guest Drum Black Horse Butte Singers and Head Dancers Matt WhiteEagle and Chris Mourning Dove.
The Salinas Family Aztec dancers have become part of our signature performances and I am excited that they have agreed to return this year to provide their particular style of dance and song. The Salinas family is well known in this region of the country and have performed throughout the East Coast. The Aztec “Mechican” dancers represent an important part of the message about Indigenous Native Americans and their presence in the powwow celebrations serves to underscore that message.
Our partners since the beginning, ArtFusion 19464 , will be hosting our children’s events once again. In addition to PowWow on Manatawny Creek, ArtFusion19464 is also sponsoring the second in a series of three Arts Walks in Pottstown on May 6. This event is expected to draw a wide range of visitors to our community and, combined with the Annual Colonial May Fair at Pottsgrove Manor, (The colonial home of Pottstown founder John Potts), held each year in coordination with our PowWow, our newest addition to the community, the Carousel on High Street, which began operations earlier this year, the Colebrookdale Railroad, carrying passengers between Boyertown and Pottstown, the Sly Fox Bock Festival & Goat Race and the Pottstown Classics Car Club Nostalgia Nights on High Street, this looks to be an exciting family focused weekend!
Come out and enjoy yourselves! Pottstown is A Great Place to Visit!
This year we will not require an admission fee but will instead ask that you make a donation toward the PowWow. We are going to attempt to raise the funds we need to keep bringing this event to Pottstown through various fund raising activities and all we ask is that you give what you can and enjoy the celebration.
The event happens rain or shine, and is wheelchair accessible. There is dedicated handicap parking at the Second St. entrance. Bring your own seating/blankets and be prepared to participate!
Doors open at 10 a.m. both days and the event will continue until 7pm. Grand Entry will occur at Noon each day, (Indian Time).
Our MC, once again, is Barry Lee, one half of the duo who will be performing with Spirit Wing. Dance exhibitions happen throughout the day and we will also provide Day Money for dancers in certain catagories. Shop at the incredible Native American craft vendors and try some great Soup and Buffalo Burgers prepared by Mama’s Soupe Coupe and Indian fry bread, Fry Bread Tacos and Wojapi by Circle Legacy Center.
Questions? Please email us.