The Pinkster Festival at Philipsburg Manor

Sat May 25, 2024
11:00am to 5:00pm ET
Age: All ages
Price: Adults: $14; $12 for seniors and young adults 18-25; free for children 17 and under and for Historic Hudson Valley members.
Philipsburg Manor

Storytelling, music, dance, drumming, crafts and food inspired by Black culture highlight “The Pinkster Festival: Remembering the Past, Reimagining the Future” at Philipsburg Manor. The festivities commemorate the region’s African American history and culture and look forward to a vibrant future with live performances, storytelling, and hands-on art activities.

Some of the day’s highlights include immersive spoken word and music performances from Malik Work, master kora player Yacouba Sissoko, DJ GoodWill, the Mount Vernon Denzel Washington School of the Arts youth gospel choir, and drummer Kazi Oliver, as well as dance performances from Threads of Truth and Hallow Dreamz. Multimedia artist Nichole Washington will be creating art inspired by Pinkster and Adinkra symbols throughout the day, and Chef Apa will be demonstrating open-hearth cooking.

Visitors can also get hands-on making Adinkra stamps, drums, and flower crowns, and enjoy tasty treats from local food trucks, including Ambrosia Juicery, Bazodee Street Foods, and Kinwich.



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