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Djembes and Dance

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May 20, 2017

12-5pm.

Philipsburg Manor

Sleepy Hollow

Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages

$14; $12 seniors; $8 children ages 3-17

Djembes and Dance at Philipsburg Manor

Event description: Enjoy a day of traditional African American music and dancing at Djembes and Dance: A springtime celebration of African rhythm, the Hudson Valley’s most exciting drumming festival! Step into the rhythms and get swept up in this springtime soiree featuring continuous performances of African drumming and dancing. In a day filled with music and revelry, master drummers bring African instruments alive on multiple stages throughout the grounds of Philipsburg Manor. Get a dance lesson, move to the rhythm of the djembe and shakeree, listen to the melodious strings of the kora, enjoy African folklore storytelling, and watch cooking demonstrations, including presentations by acclaimed food historian Michael Twitty. Plus, experience a recreation of a colonial cross-cultural event known as Pinkster, first celebrated in the Hudson Valley in the 17th century. Pinkster was a joyous, festive occasion that beckoned the arrival of spring. For the African community riven by enslavement, it was a profound opportunity for family members and friends, many of whom were split off and spread out from each other, to come together.

Address: 381 N. Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591
Phone: 914-366-6900
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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