Pinkster was not well observed for most of the 20th Century, but since resuming Pinkster celebrations in the 1970s, New Yorkers have held Pinkster festivals in New York and the surrounding areas. The celebration, which will take place at the site’s outdoor memorial, will feature the pouring of libations, lectures, songs, performances, reading of proclamations, and the laying of flowers on the burial mounds.
Additionally, artist Andrew Markus Bell will display his work in the visitor center.
Plan Your Visit
The Pinkster celebration will take place at the African Burial Ground National Monument, located on the first floor of 290 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, just north of City Hall. African Burial Ground National Monument visitor center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. The memorial is open Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. The visitor center and memorial are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
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