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Sun, May 19


River Edge

Pinkster, a Jersey Dutch Celebration of Spring

Dancing, Games, Exhibits, Lacemaking and Children's Activities

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

Time & Location

May 19, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

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

About the Event

Join the Bergen County Historical Society as we celebrate Pinkster, a Jersey Dutch Celebration of Spring.

The Tricorne Dance Ensemble under the direction of dance mistress Denise Piccino will be dancing around the maypole at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. The dancers will also be performing a collection of 18th century dances throughout the day. Musical accompaniment for the dancers will be provided by Ridley and Anne Enlsow on the fiddle and hammered dulcimer.

At 2:30 pm the Tricorne Dancers invite children to dance with them around the maypole.

On display for viewing in the state historic 1752 Steuben House will be Revolutionary War artifacts from the society’s extensive collection.

Be sure to visit with Beth Harpell of The Lost Art Lacers demonstrating her craft of lacemaking in the Steuben House.

Stop by the Westervelt-Thomas Barn to see a broom making demonstration and be sure to visit with the blacksmith on site to see what he is making.

In the out-kitchen visitors can see BCHS interpreters naturally dying eggs using vegetables commonly grown in a colonial garden and cooking seasonal 18th century recipes on the open hearth.

Refreshments including donuts and lemonade will be available for purchase inside the tavern and the gift shop will be open as well.

Activities for families include a take home craft, colonial games, and the society’s QR Code cell phone-based scavenger hunt.

Ticket reservations are encouraged: $12 adults, $7 students, BCHS members free. We may be raising our admission prices so make you reservations now.

Free parking available on site or take the NJ Transit’s train to “New Bridge Landing” train stop on the Pascack Valley line and walk one block north and east.

Dogs are permitted on site on a leash but not in the houses.

For ticket reservations and more information visit the society’s website , Email , or call 201-343-9492 and leave a message.

Takes place Sunday, May 19th 1 pm- 4:30 pm at Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201 Main St., River Edge, NJ.

The event is subject to change.


  • BCHS Members

    BCHS Members

  • Visitors

    Pinkster, May 19, 2024

    From $7.50 to $12.50
    • $12.50
      +$0.31 service fee
    • $7.50
      +$0.19 service fee



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