Open Memorial Day

The Museum will be open on Monday, May 28, from 10 am – 6 pm.

Family Programs

Living History Days at N-YHS
Living History: Celebrate Pinkster, a Historic African American Holiday
Sunday, February 25th, 2018 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, February 24, and Sunday, February 25, 11 am – 4 pm
Free with Museum Admission
All ages

Join Culinary and Living Historian Lavada Nahon for a special, hands-on exploration of a holiday used to celebrate the changing of the seasons in New York before it was New York. Pinkster, originally a Dutch religious observance of Pentecost, was primarily celebrated with various African cultural expressions over three to five days during the beginning of spring in the Dutch colony of New Netherland in the 17th century and later New York until the mid-19th century.

In celebration of Black History Month, explore the ways early American food was used to celebrate this holiday in the past, take a close look at Lavada’s historical clothing designed for cooking over an open hearth, and discover some of the cooking utensils from long ago!

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