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Farmhouse Family Day: Pinkster Celebration

May 13 @ 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 Pinkster Festival is a very important 350-year-old, but little known, Africanized celebration which 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, with Chief Baba Neil’s presentation beginning 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 is one port-o-san on the property.


May 13
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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