Pinkster

Pinkster celebration at Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Photo © 2015 Tom Nycz

Step into the rhythms and get swept up in this springtime holiday featuring continuous performances of African drumming, dancing, and storytelling. Experience a recreation of a colonial cross-cultural event known as Pinkster, first celebrated in the Hudson Valley in the 17th century.

Try a new dance step, move to an age-old rhythm, listen to the melodious strings of the kora, enjoy African folktales, and taste akkra (West African pea fritters). Visitors of all ages are invited to join the parade, dance step across the plank, elect next year’s Pinkster King or Queen, and make their own Adinkra stamped bookmarks. Throughout the historic site, learn about the accomplishments of the enslaved men, women, and children who lived and worked at Philipsburg Manor.
When: May 18, 2018; 10 am to 5 pm.
Online tickets: Adults, $14; seniors $12; children 3-17, $8. Free for Historic Hudson Valley members and children under 3.
Onsite tickets: Adults, $16; seniors $14; children 3-17, $10. Free for Historic Hudson Valley members and children under 3.
For info and reservations: www.hudsonvalley.org or 914-366-6900.