Experience a recreation of a colonial African-American holiday known as Pinkster, first celebrated in the Hudson Valley in the 17th century. Master drummers mix traditional and contemporary African instruments while performers share the lively history of Pinkster through theater and song. Try a new dance step, move to an age-old rhythm, listen to the melodious strings of the kora, enjoy African folktales, and taste akkra (West African pea fritters). Join the drummer’s parade, dance step across the plank, elect next year’s Pinkster King or Queen, and make Adinkra stamped bookmarks. Throughout the historic site, learn about the accomplishments of the enslaved men, women, and children who lived and worked at Philipsburg Manor.
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