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Farmhouse Family Day: Pinkster Celebration

May 13, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Discover the history of Pinkster, one of North America’s first African celebrations, with special guest Chief Baba Neil Clarke!

The Wyckoff House Museum, Elite Learners, and State Senator Kevin S. Parker bring you a special Pinkster Festival with live music, carnival activities, drumming and more!

This very important 350-year-old, but little known, Africanized celebration took place annually in the Hudson River Valley region, including the N.Y.C. area, for almost 200 years. The Africans enslaved by Dutch colonists took this opportunity to celebrate with their own music, dance and other cultural expressions of their African heritage. The Pinkster Festival evolved into what is probably the oldest openly African holiday celebration in America.

Join us for a special Pinkster Family Day featuring storytelling and music from Chief Baba Neil Clarke, and stick around to make some music of your own! Play with Colonial-era toys and games, explore our historic house, and join our farm team for some hands-on outdoor activities.

Other things to know:

  • Family Day runs from 11am to 3pm
  • Performances by Chief Baba Neil and other special musical guests begin at 1pm.
  • This is an all ages event, ideal for kids ages 4-10.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather – Family Day takes place indoors and outdoors – and plan on getting dirty if you participate in any activities on the farm!
  • We recommend using the restroom before your arrival. There are two port-o-sans on the property.


May 13, 2023
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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