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5/1 Seneca Bark Longhouse opens for the season

Seasonal admission to Ganondagan State Historic Site will include the Seneca Bark Longhouse and the Seneca Art & Culture Center starting May 1st.

Yoga at Ganondagan- Vinyassa on the Grasslands

Wednesday's at 6:30 PM & Friday's at 9:30 AM

Register through Victor Yoga Studio -https://www.victoryogastudio.com/index.html

Weather permitting and done on the Grasslands at Ganondagan State Historic Site. 

Park across from Silverton Glen off of Maple (444) in Victor and follow the Yoga signs. Bring a blanket and/or yoga mat. 

Creator's Garden Tour- Pink Coneflowers

6/12 Creator's Garden Tour

Saturday, June 12th 10 AM- 10:30 AM

Join Sr. Interpretive Guide, Tonia Loran Galban (Mohawk) for a tour of Ganondagan’s Creator’s Garden. During this relaxing stroll Tonia will share her vast plant knowledge, while teaching some of their Seneca names. 

Cost – FREE with GSHS Admission, includes Seneca Bark Longhouse, Seneca Art & Culture Center, and Creation Story Film

To register email -  tonia.galban@parks.ny.gov, by June 10th
Limited to 20 people

Meet at the Seneca Art & Culture Center Admission Desk at 9:50 AM

Weather dependent – Sorry no rain date

Earth is Our Mother Trail Guided Walk- boardwalk with plants

6/19 Earth is Our Mother Guided Trail Walk

Saturday, June 19th 10 AM-11:30 AM

Join Sr. Interpretive Guide, Tonia Loran Galban (Mohawk) for a guided tour of Ganondagan’s Earth is Our Mother trail as she shares her knowledge about the edible, medicinal and utilitarian uses of the plants at Ganondagan.

Wear comfortable hiking shoes for this two-mile guided walk up and down and up hills.

Cost – FREE with GSHS Admission, includes Seneca Bark Longhouse, Seneca Art & Culture Center, and Creation Story Film

To register email -  tonia.galban@parks.ny.gov, by June 17th
Limited to 20 people

Meet at the Seneca Art & Culture Center Admission Desk at 9:50 AM

Weather dependent – Sorry no rain date

Cartoon image of diverse people doing Tai Chi in front of bark longhouse

Tai Chi - Series

Tuesdays: 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3

11 AM-11:45 AM

Tai Chi is meditation-in-motion that brings relaxation, peace and balance to mind, body and spirit and can also send that same energy out in all directions to all beings. Join us for a four-session series of classes that introduces people to the first several movements of a Yang-style form. 

Regular practice can develop inspiration, confidence and self-awareness, promote healthy breathing, improve vitality and cultivate harmony with Nature!

Instructor: Master Kathleen M. Gill, Ph.D. is a retired clinical psychologist with forty years of experience in stress management and health promotion. She was granted the title in 2014 by her Grandmaster William C. C. Chen. She tells her clients and students that the best method of relaxation is the one you practice every day - and taiji quan (Tai Chi) and qigong is that method for her.

Location: Outside, in front of the Seneca Bark Longhouse

Rain Location: Inside, in the SACC Auditorium (Meet outside at the Front Door and wait to be let in, as the Seneca Art & Culture Center isn’t open to the public on Tuesdays)

Cost: Donation Based (suggested $5-$15) in support of Friends of Ganondagan

Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes

 

Earth Altars coming June 26- tree of peace made of hands

6/26 Ganondagan's Earth Altar Project

Saturday, June 26th

Ganondagan’s Earth Altar Project is designed to help build bridges between diverse communities and individuals in the Greater Rochester area by honoring life, death, sorrow, healing, and celebration. 2020 was a year unlike any other. Our hope is that Ganondagan's Earth Altar Project will provide safe spaces for us to connect, understand and process our individual and shared experiences, reflecting on the hurdles we’ve overcome, celebrating the joy, and looking forward to the possibilities of a better future.

Ganondagan’s Earth Altar Project will feature 6 altars created by Haudenosaunee artists and naturalists. Altars will be on the trails at Ganondagan State Historic Site and locations will be shared via social media, (and on our website). 6 - 8 satellite (locations) altars around the city of Rochester and individual community altars on a shared social media page. Earth Altars throughout the city of Rochester will be created by those from the Black, Indigenous, Latinx, LGBTQ, Disabled, and Refugee communities, to name but a few. For more information please visit the Earth Altar Project event page.

Three Sisters garden. Multiple mounds of soil with seedling of corn, beans, and squash emerging.

7/10 Three Sisters Garden Tour

Saturday, July 10th: 10 am- 10:30 am
 
Join Sr. Interpretive Guide, Tonia Loran Galban (Mohawk) for a tour of Ganondagan’s Three Sisters Garden. During this tour Tonia will share her knowledge about the Three Sisters, while touring the garden.
 
Cost – FREE with GSHS Admission, includes Seneca Bark Longhouse, Seneca Art & Culture Center, and Creation Story Film
 
To register, email - tonia.galban@parks.ny.gov, by July 7
Limited to 20 people