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Dyckman Farm: The Pinkster Stroll Send-Off

The Pinkster Stroll Send Off
Saturday, May 25th from 10AM-11AM

The Pinkster Stroll will be a group of Black New Yorkers dressed in historically inspired garb walking from Dyckman Farmhouse 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. Join us at Dyckman Farmhouse in sending them off on their long walk, and to discover how the Christian feast of Pentecost celebrated by the Dutch, evolved into a Black American festival used by Black New Yorkers to gather with family and friends and reconnect with their African cultures. This program is a partnership between New-York Historical Society, the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, and Not Your Momma’s History.


Sábado, 25 de mayo de 10:00 a.m. a 11:00a.m.


El Paseo Pinkster será un grupo de neoyorquinos negros vestidos con ropa de inspiración histórica que caminarán desde la Granja Dyckman hasta la Sociedad Histórica de Nueva York en conmemoración de los negros esclavizados y libres en la Nueva York holandesa de los siglos XVII y XVIII que celebraron el Pinkster, la festividad afroamericana más antigua. Únase a nosotros en la Granja Dyckman para despedirlos en su larga caminata y para descubrir cómo la fiesta cristiana de Pentecostés celebrada por

los holandeses evolucionó hasta convertirse en un festival afroamericano utilizado por los neoyorquinos negros para reunirse con familiares y amigos y reconectarse con sus culturas africanas. Este programa es una colaboración entre la Sociedad Histórica de Nueva York, el Museo de la Granja Dyckman y Not Your Momma’s History.

Dyckman Farmhouse – Colonial Crossroads: A Pinkster Celebration

Join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and Carla & Keyes for “Colonial Crossroads,” a Pinkster celebration!

Tuesday, May 21st, 2024 at 6PM

Colonial Crossroads is a family friendly interpretation of African and European traditions and instruments that influenced each other during the Colonial period. The audience is encouraged to participate in call-and-response and body percussion techniques. Jim is a multi-instrumentalist who uses baroque guitar, mandolin, mountain dulcimer and recorders to perform European music from the Colonial Era. Carla represents the African side of Colonial America through stories and songs performed on Shekere and Djembe.

¡Únase al Museo Dyckman Farmhouse y a Carla & Keyes para “Colonial Crossroads”, una celebración de Pinkster!

El martes 21 de mayo de 2024 a las 6 p.m.

Colonial Crossroads es un evento familiar donde se interpretara tradiciones y instrumentos africanos y europeos que se influenciaron mutuamente durante el período colonial en America. Invitamos a la audiencia a participar en técnicas de llamada y respuesta y percusión corporal. Jim es un multiinstrumentista que utiliza la guitarra barroca, la mandolina, el dulcimer de montaña y las flautas dulces para interpretar música europea de la era colonial. Carla representa el lado africano de la América colonial a través de historias y canciones interpretadas con Shekere y Djembe.

MJM Virtual Parlor Chat: Inspired by the Harlem Renaissance, a View from the Heights

West Harlem served as home to many players of the Harlem Renaissance and served to inspire the generation of creative artists that would follow! May’s Virtual Parlor Chat is a presentation and conversation with Harlem historian John T. Reddick that will focus on a variety of Harlem players from Paul Robeson and his wife, the scholar and author Eslanda Goode Robeson, jazz artist Sonny Rollins and the late creative visual artist Faith Ringgold among others. The Morris-Jumel Mansion and the beauty of its surrounding park made residing in the area an attraction for generations of aspirational African Americans, situated as it is at the crest of Harlem’s famed Sugar Hill.

Register on Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link. This virtual program is free; $5 suggested donation.


Lost Inwood: Special Reserve Edition


-The Building of Inwood-


It’s true. Inwood is experiencing a construction boom. New highrises are going up practically everywhere you look.

This month at LOST INWOOD we’ll learn about the history of Inwood as a built urban neighborhood. When were the first apartments completed? How long did it take for Inwood’s farmland to become part of the city? And what about today, what do we know all about the new construction that’s happening? We’ll tell the story of the evolution of Inwood’s urban built environment and take a look at how all the pieces fit together.

It’s a free presentation. Reservations are recommended.

The Inwood Farm

600 W 218th St

(corner Indian Road)

tel 212-884-2111


Morris-Jumel Virtual Parlor Chat: Life Below Stairs

This month, join us and historian Ramin Ganeshram as we celebrate the opening of our reinterpreted kitchen. The new permanent exhibition, Life Below Stairs, focuses on telling the stories of those whose labor kept the house running when the Mansion was a residence. We will discuss the content of the new kitchen exhibition, and of course, the behind-the-scenes work that went into putting it together.

This free event will be held virtually on Wednesday, November 15th from 7 – 8 PM. Register on Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link.

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