Bergen County Historical Society
New Bridge Landing NJ, join the Bergen County Historical Society as we celebrate Pinkster, a Jersey Dutch Celebration of Spring on Sunday May 16th, 1 pm-4:30 pm at Historic New Bridge Landing 1201 Main St. River Edge NJ.
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. They 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.
On display for viewing in the Steuben House will be an exhibit featuring BCHS’s collections of New Netherland and Jersey Dutch artifacts.
Be sure to check out The Lost Art Lacers demonstrating their 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 making olibollen (Dutch donuts), and naturally dying eggs.
Refreshments will be available for purchase outside the tavern and the gift shop will be open as well.
Children’s activities including colonial games and a scavenger hunt with a prize will be available throughout the day.
Face masks are required and please practice social distancing by staying 6 feet apart. The society also asks that visitors fill out a Covid form which is available on their website prior to this event. Extra copies will be available at the site. *Covid info will be updated on website to conform with guidelines.
Ticket reservations are required: $12 adults, $7 students, BCHS members free
Free parking available on site or take the train to “New Bridge Landing” on the Pascack Valley Line. Dogs are permitted on site on a leash but not in houses.
For ticket reservations and more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 201-343-9492 and leave a message.
The event subject to change