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Pinkster

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Please join us at Schuyler Mansion, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in commemorating the historic Pinkster, while celebrating the modern. The day’s festivities will include music performances by Melody Africa and Pinkster Players, participatory dance, live music, and other activities, crafts, and instrument – making workshop, games, and food. The mansion will be open for Open House (self-guided) tours.

Once a Dutch holiday commemorating Pentecost, Pinkster was shaped over the 18th century by cultural traditions originally brought to the Hudson River Valley by enslaved West and Central Africans and further developed by their descendants. What was a former Dutch religious observance evolved into a spring festival at which enslaved men and women reunited with loved ones and celebrated with new forms of tradition, including storytelling, music, dance, food, and the selection of the Pinkster King.

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Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
  • 32 Catherine St
  • Albany, NY 12202