PLEASE NOTE: Philipsburg Manor is hosting a ticketed event, Pinkster all day during the Lit Fest. Featured SHLF author Michael Twitty will be in the barn venue within Pinkster event, which will require a ticket for access.

IN BARN, 1 pm: Author signing/talk

Featuring Michael Twitty

Michael W. Twitty is an African-American and Jewish writer, culinary historian, and educator. He is the author of The Cooking Gene, published by HarperCollins/Amistad, which won the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Book of the Year as well as the category for writing.

and the Pinkster Celebration

PINKSTER, 10am-5pm – *TICKETED EVENT*, visit Historic Hudson Valley website for more details and tickets.

Join us for a day of music, dancing, and storytelling

Step into the rhythms and get swept up in this springtime holiday featuring continuous performances of African drumming, dancing, and storytelling. Experience a recreation of a colonial cross-cultural event known as Pinkster, first celebrated in the Hudson Valley in the 17th century.

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). Visitors of all ages are invited to join the parade, dance step across the plank, elect next year’s Pinkster King or Queen, and make their own 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.

LOCATION: 381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow