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May 20, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Time Details:
Maypole Dance at 1:30 & 3 PM
Steuben House
Historic New Bridge Landing
1201 Main St

River Edge, NJ 07661
$12 adults, $7 students, BCHS members free.
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PINKSTER FEST at Historic New Bridge Landing

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Experience history in one of the storied places where it was made! Pinkster is celebrated with a Maypole Dance at 1:30 & 3 pm with a participation session during the country dances. "Pinkster" derives from the Greek word, Pentecost, meaning “fiftieth day,” which originally signified the ancient Jewish celebration of the first fruits of the harvest, arriving seven weeks after Passover. On the seventh Sunday after Easter, Christians commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles. The English identified this holiday with the white garments of baptismal candidates, calling it Whitsunday or “White Sunday.” Among the Jersey Dutch, a rose-colored Azalea blossom, known as the “Pinxter blomachee,” was the May bush.Ridley and Anne Enslow are featured on fiddle and hammered dulcimer. Naturally dyed eggs for Pinkster in the Out Kitchen.