Pinkster Fest: A Jersey Dutch Celebration of Spring
Bergen County, NJ, events, history, BCHS

The Bergen County Historical Society will present Pinkster Fest: A Jersey Dutch Celebration of Spring on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 1:00-5:00 pm.

This annual family-fun event will be held at Historic New Bridge Landing located at 1201-1209 Main Street in River Edge, New Jersey.

Experience History Where it Was Made

Pinkster will be celebrated with a Maypole Dance at 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm with a participation session during the country dances. Ridley and Anne Enslow will be featured on fiddle and hammered dulcimer.

Lost Art Lacers will be demonstrating the fine art of lace-making. An antique lace-making pillow from the BCHS collections will be on exhibit.

Pinkster cake, strawberries & cream, doughnuts and lemonade will be served in the restored 18th century tavern in the Campbell-Christie House.

Activities for children include, games, a very large-scale, hands-on NJ map with figurines (try to figure out solutions to geographical challenges facing Washington and Cornwallis' troops), and scavenger hunt with prize.  

Historic New Bridge Landing

Historic New Bridge Landing is an American Revolutionary War Battleground with three Jersey-Dutch Sandstone Houses including the Zabriskie-Steuben House (a state-historic site), exhibits, tavern, barn, gift shop and outkitchen.

For more information, visit or call 201-343-9492.