Pinkster Festival: An African-American Celebration of Spring

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May 19, 2013

12-5pm.

Philipsburg Manor

Sleepy Hollow

All Ages

$14; $12 seniors; $8 children ages 3-17; free for children younger than 3

Event description: Pinkster was held in the Hudson Valley as early as the 17th century. Filled with music, dance, food, and revelry, this cross-cultural festival re-creates the spring holiday with a rousing, colonial-style celebration. Festivities include lively presentations of drumming and traditional dance, African folktales, and demonstrations of traditional African instruments and utilitarian wares. Pinkster is sponsored by Con Edison. Purchase tickets online at hudsonvalley.org, or call 914-631-8200.

Address: 381 N. Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Phone: 914-631-8200
Website: hudsonvalley.org

About Philipsburg Manor


Philipsburg Manor was a thriving farming, milling, and trading center owned by the Philipses, a family of Anglo-Dutch merchants. They rented land to tenant farmers of diverse European backgrounds and relied on a community of 23 enslaved Africans to operate the complex.

Visit here to participate in hands-on activities of the 18th century and learn the riveting yet little-known story of enslavement in the colonial north.






About Philipsburg Manor

Standard hours: 10am to 4pm
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Stroller parking: Yes
Stroller check: No
Bring food: Yes
Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): No
Family bathroom: Yes

Wander along a picturesque woodland path and enter the year 1750. Philipsburg Manor was a thriving farming, milling, and trading center owned by the Philipses, a family of Anglo-Dutch merchants. They rented land to tenant farmers of diverse European backgrounds and relied on a community of 23 enslaved Africans to operate the complex. Visit here to participate in hands-on activities of the 18th century and learn the riveting yet little-known story of enslavement in the colonial north.
Parking: Free
Nearest public transportation stop: 639 Bedford Road
Play area: No
Party room: No

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