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Not Your Momma's History

Pinkster was originally the Christian feast of Pentecost celebrated by the Dutch, and evolved into a Black American festival in the 18th and 19th centuries, used by Black New Yorkers to gather with family and friends and reconnect with their African cultures.  It is considered to be the oldest African American holiday.

The Pinkster Stroll  is an annual event that consist of a group of Black New Yorkers dressed in historically inspired garb (designed by Cheyney McKnight and made by volunteers from all over the country) strolling/walking from Dyckman Farmhouse Museum to New-York Historical Society in commemoration of both enslaved and free Black people in 17th- and 18th-century Dutch New York who celebrated Pinkster, the oldest African American holiday.

Pinkster Stroll