An African-American celebration of spring, Pinkster was held in the Hudson Valley as early as the 17th century. Filled with music, dance, food, and revelry, this cross-cultural festival re-creates the spring holiday with a rousing colonial-style celebration. Festivities include lively presentations of drumming and traditional dance, African folktales, and demonstrations of traditional African instruments and utilitarian wares.
For visitors who work up an appetite, local caterer Nikki Toi’s Soul Food offers a special Pinkster menu.
10am to 5pm
$14; $12 for seniors; $8 for children 3-17
$16; $14 for seniors; $10 for children 3-17
Free for members and children under 3
More information: www.hudsonvalley.org