Pinkster Call For Vendors

PMH Staff
Published on
February 6, 2024
February 8, 2024

Pinkster Festival Call For Vendors

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site is pleased to announce the date for the 2024 Pinkster Festival is Saturday, May 11, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This free, family-friendly event celebrates the historic Afro-Dutch festival of Pinkster.

Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site (29 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY) is currently seeking food, beverage, retail, and nonprofit vendors for the Pinkster Festival. Vendors specializing in African, African-American, and Colonial Era food, art, and retail are encouraged to apply as are nonprofit organizations with missions related to African and African-American heritage and art, local history, Colonial era history, etc.

Fees for a 10’x10’ space are just $25. The application process is free. Once accepted, invited applicants will pay the vendor fee and may be required to provide additional permits and paperwork.

Pinkster is the Dutch name for Pentecost, a religious holiday and celebration of spring where people took time to travel and visit family. In the New Netherland Colony, Pinkster was transformed into a unique Afro-Dutch celebration - a week of temporary freedom for enslaved people. Able to travel, earn money, and gather in groups, Pinkster allowed enslaved people to take a break from their endless work, see separated family members, preserve and pass on culture to the next generation, and resist enslavement. Learn more.

Today, we celebrate Pinkster much like they did in the past – with African music and dance, games and children’s activities, vendors, and food and drink. And just like in the past, people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds are welcome to celebrate this unique Afro-Dutch festival and learn about Our Whole History.

To apply, download the vendor application below. Vendor applications due Sunday, March 31, 2024.