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Crailo State Historic Site

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9 1/2 Riverside Avenue
Rensselaer, NY 12180 United States
518-463-8783 https://parks.ny.gov/historic-sites/30/details.aspx

April 2017

Celebrate Pinkster

April 22, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Crailo State Historic Site, 9 1/2 Riverside Avenue
Rensselaer, NY 12180 United States
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Once a Dutch holiday commemorating Pentecost, Pinkster became a distinctly African American holiday in the Hudson River Valley during the colonial era. During the 17th and 18th centuries, enslaved and free African Americans transformed Pinkster from a Dutch religious observance into a spring festival and a celebration of African cultural traditions. Festivities include presentations and demonstrations by The Children of Dahomey, an educational and performance group specializing in the historical experiences of enslaved Africans and African-Americans in colonial New York.…

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December 2019

St. Nicholas Day

December 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Crailo State Historic Site, 9 1/2 Riverside Avenue
Rensselaer, NY 12180 United States

Meet Sinterklaas, the Dutch St. Nicholas, who will see if you’ve been good or bad this year! Crailo’s Marketplace Museum Shop will be offering unique holiday gifts. There will be crafts for the kids, refreshments and cooking demonstrations by the fire. Museum will be open for self-guided tours. Free!

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