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Peoples Day Celebration and The Screening of The Award Winning

Peoples Day Celebration and The Screening of The Award Winning

The Leiber Collection is incredibly honored to celebrate our Shinnecock Friends and all Indigenous Peoples on Sunday, October 10 from 4 – 8pm in the garden.

Our hosts, The Shinnecock, will be showing and selling handmade jewelry, clothing and food in this beautiful setting. Art and photography will be shown and Indigenous Music performed.

We will also be screening the beautiful and powerful documentary film of the tribal elders “1000 Years a Witness”. In this film, Native American and other indigenous elders, with combined ages of 1,000 years, look back at their lives on and off reservations and in other Native territories and they share wisdom and stories passed down and beneficial to all.

Filmmaker Bryan Downey will be there to discuss the film and some the Shinnecock Elders who share their life stories in the film will be there as well.

Michelle Thomas, singer from the Navajo Tribe will be joining us.  Michelle won the NAMA “Native American music award” for her song “Beautifully”.

Josh Richardson, from the Haliwa Saponi tribe is a champion dancer and tours the US. He will be sharing dance with us.

Several films as educational materials that will be released in 2021 to be precise in Oktober, after a long wait for cinemas to open, finally ver Venom 2 online has been released and you can watch as you please. But there are other highlights like Venom 2 película completa will only air on Italy and Venom 2 online latino set its debut with much-admired buzz.

Denise Smith -Meachum, Native caterer of Shinnecock foods will be there with her fried bread, clams, fritters and more. 

Also we have Fashion Designer Kayla Looking-Horse Smith's line of stunning Indigenous clothing.

Jeweler Tohanosh Tarrant, owner of Thunderbird Designs will be selling her original Shinnecock jewelry, pendants, necklaces for men and women alike. She will also have some of her brothers hand made arrows and hunting tools on display. Plus she will have Thunderbird coffee for sale. 

Ed Terry a Shinnecock Jeweler who specializes in sea shell jewelry and who is in the documentary will be there.

Gloria Smith who is a beautiful Shinnecock Storyteller and painter will be with us. She is also in the documentary.

Lyle Smith, Sr, a carver of amazing duck decoys will be there.

Shinnecock Artist Durrell Hunter will bring some of his incredible paintings to sell.

Come join us as we honor and promote the culture of the people who are native to this land that we are lucky to call home.

Tickets are free and all donations will go to MMIW – Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

This will be day dedicated to celebrating the culture of the Shinnecock Nation and an opportunity to support Indigenous artists, artisans, and performers.

Covid precautions will be in place. Please bring your beach chair.

Come early to view the Leiber Collection Museum exhibition Centennial Legacy – A Celebration of the Life, Love and Art of Judith and Gerson Leiberand The Garden of Friends exhibitionfrom 1 – 4pm.

The Leiber Collection is located at 446 Old Stone Highway in the East Hampton hamlet of Springs, NY. The Collection is free and open to the public from 1 PM to 4 PM every Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday, and at other times by appointment.

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