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Sun, May 22


River Edge

Pinkster, a Jersey Dutch Celebration of Spring

Maypole dance with Tricorne Dancers, Ridley & Anne Enslow musicians on fiddle & hammered dulcimer, Pinkster Cake, Children's Activities.

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Pinkster, a Jersey Dutch Celebration of Spring
Pinkster, a Jersey Dutch Celebration of Spring

Time & Location

May 22, 2022, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

River Edge, 1201 Main St, River Edge, NJ 07661, USA


About the Event

Join the Bergen County Historical Society as they celebrate Pinkster, the Jersey Dutch Celebration of Spring, on Sunday, May 22, 2022, 1 pm-5:00 pm at Historic New Bridge Landing.

The Tricorne Dance Ensemble, under the direction of  Denise Piccino, will be dancing around the Maypole at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. They will also be performing a collection of 18th century dances throughout the day. Musical accompaniment will be provided by Ridley and Anne Enlsow on the fiddle and hammered dulcimer. At 2:30, the  company will invite children to dance with them around the maypole. Those curious about the origins of Pinkster and what life was like at our settlement in colonial days, can join BCHS interpreter Kate Reilly for an open-air talk along the bridge, also at 2:30.

 In the 1752 Steuben House will be Revolutionary War artifacts from the society’s extensive collection, and a new exhibit based on recent donations from John and Kathy Hoyt is in the dwelling room. Hair ornament and hair jewelry, an 1838 coverlet, and other unique items will also be on display. While there, be sure to check out The Lost Art Lacers demonstrating their craft of lacemaking. 

Stop by the Westervelt-Thomas Barn to see a broom making demonstration and  visit with the blacksmith on site to see what he is creating. In the out-kitchen, visitors can see BCHS interpreters naturally dying eggs and cooking seasonal 18th century recipes on the open hearth

Tours available in the Steuben House, the Demarest House and the Campbell-Christie House.

Refreshments will be available for purchase at the tavern, and the gift shop will be open as well. Activities for families throughout the day include colonial games and a scavenger hunt with a new prize! 

Social distancing is still encouraged but face masks are optional. Ticket reservations are encouraged: $12 adults, $7 students, BCHS members free, but will also be available at the gate. 

Free parking in the HNBL parking lot. Or take the train to "New Bridge Landing" on the Pascack Valley Line, walk one block north to HNBL.  Dogs allowed on the grounds, but not in the houses.

Historic New Bridge Landing 1201 Main St., River Edge, NJ.


  • Adult Visitor

    +$0.31 service fee
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  • Student - 6-21 yrs old

    +$0.19 service fee
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  • BCHS member - Free

    Paid members are free to most events and reduced fee to fundraisers.

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