Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Farmhouse Family Day: Pinkster Celebration

May 21, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Celebrate the history and traditions of Pinkster for May’s Farmhouse Family Day.

ABOUT: 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 yrs. 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.

  • Musical performance with Chief Baby Neil Clarke on drums and O.H. Prince on fiddle
  • Storytelling with Chief Baba Neil Clarke
  • Races and sno-cones with Elite Learners
  • Balloons with Mr. Vee the Balloon Twister!
  • Colonial toys and garden activities with the Wyckoff Farm team

Learn more about the Pinkster:

Missed our event or want to celebrate Pinkster some more? Check out these events with some of our partners:

Understanding Pinkster – Virtual Discussion with Chief Baba Neil Clarke & Lavada Nahon – Wednesday, May 25, 6:30pm

Pinkster at Schuyler Mansion – Saturday, June 4, 11am – 4 pm, 32 Catherine St..Albany, NY 12202

TRANSArt – Pinkster Celebration! A Day Party & Vendor’s MarketSunday, June 5, 1pm, Academy Green Park, 238 Clinton Ave, Kingston, NY 12401
Pinkster Celebration with OKRA Dance Company – Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, Saturday June 10, 6-7pm, 4881 Broadway, New York, NY 10034
Pinkster w. Community Legacy ProjectDyckman Farmhouse MuseumSunday June 11, 1:30-4:30pm4881 BroadwayNew York, NY 10034
Pinkster Heritage at Weeksville with Chief Baba Neil Clarke- date tbd


May 21, 2022
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Categories:


The Wyckoff House Museum
5816 Clarendon Road
Brooklyn, NY 11203 United States

School Field Trips

Bring your class for a trip»

Wyckoff Country Store

Shop the County Store»

Support Us

Become a Member»
Copyright © 2015 Wyckoff House & Association, Inc.