New Year’s Eve Sobriety Powwow
Sober gourd dancing is good gourd dancing.
Monday, Dec. 31, beginning at noon
In 2001, the late Niles Bosin and a support group for alcoholics held its first New Year’s Eve Sobriety Powwow. It was so well attended that the event has been held at the Tulsa Convention Center, 100 Civic Center, every year ever since. Although Bosin died earlier this year, the dance will go on and in his honor. The powwow begins with gourd dancing from noon-4:30 p.m. Following a dinner break, it resumes with gourd dancing at 6 p.m. followed by the powwow grand entry at 7 p.m. The night includes contest dancing in many categories, a cedar ceremony, drumming, singing and craft and food vendors. This downtown Tulsa event is free and open to the public. For more, call 918.639.7999 or 918.832.1981.