Pinkster Celebration

Fee: Free.

Free of Charge

Location: LAT/LONG: 40.714900, -74.005490

290 Broadway, 1st Fl New York, NY 10007

Dates & Times


Saturday, June 15, 2019


12:00 PM


3 hours

Type of Event

Cultural/Craft Demonstration


Pinkster is a religious holiday associated with the change of season to spring. Today, Pinkster is recognized as the oldest African-American holiday of the United States, celebrated since the colonial period. The African influence on Pinkster dates from the fifteenth century in the Bantu regions of Congo and Angola.

Pinkster is derived from the Dutch word “Pinksteren” which means Pentecost or the Seventh Sunday after Easter.

Since the 1970s, New Yorkers have resurrected Pinkster festivals in New York and throughout the surrounding areas. Celebrate New York’s vibrant African American history and culture at one of New York City’s most sacred sites.

The African Burial Ground National Monument and the African American Pinkster Committee of New York (AAPCNY) invite the general public to a commemorative celebration featuring the pouring of libations, lectures, songs, performances, reading of proclamations, and the laying of flowers on the burial mounds.

For information on AAPCNY or to become involved, please contact (646) 559-2218.

Reservation or Registration: No

Reservations are not required, but seating is limited.

Contact Information

Jimmy Cleckley
Contact Us