Sunday, August 17, 2008

Queens cowboys

Miss Heather posted a story this week about a run-in that she had with a black cowboy on the streets of Greenpoint. She mentioned that she hasn't met many black cowboy before. We have the Federation of Back Cowboys right here in Queens. Click the photo to watch a video about them.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Federation of Black Cowboys facility is located in Howard Beach.

CntrySigns said...

In addition to the Black Cowboys, queens also has a 25 year old Country Western Music and Dancing Association. The New York Metropolitan Country Music Association. www.NYMCMA.org
They hold free events in the parks to teach the public country dancing and can even boast they brought Garth Brooks to Forest Park in 1989 as well as mentioned in his biography.

Anonymous said...

These guys are cool!!

Blacks defined the western archtype of cowboys by rouding up cattle on the Montauk plains in the early 1800s.

Anonymous said...

Their ranch straddles the two boroughs, and both are equally proud of them.