Celebrate Pinkster With The Bergen County Historical Society

The Bergen County Historical Society (BCHS) has a busy calendar of events planned, with the 24th annual celebration of Pinkster up next on Sunday, May 21.

The BCHS just participated in BizFest ‘23, hosted by the Meadowlands Chamber at Dream Live at American Dream in East Rutherford.

BizFest ‘23 featured Meadowlands area businesses, nonprofits, plus county and civic organizations for an afternoon of networking and information gathering. The event also included the “50 Under 30” cocktail reception honoring 50 emerging leaders under the age of 30.

Pinkster at Historic New Bridge Landing

On May 21, the Bergen County Historical Society celebrates Pinkster, a festival with Dutch origins that was brought to America in the 17th century. The celebration is set to take place from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in River Edge.

Among this year’s festivities are the Trincone Dance Ensemble, a libation by Muriel Roberts, performances around the Maypole and much more. Activities for children include colonial games and a Maypole experience at 2:30.

The cost of admission is $12 for adults, $7 for students and free of charge for BCHS members.

121st BCHS Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony

The Bergen County Historical Society will be hosting their 121st annual dinner & awards ceremony on June 8 at Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn in New Milford. The dinner will run from 6-10 p.m. and BCHS members and special guests are invited for a night of fun and celebration.

The menu includes rigatoni bolognese, salad, choice of entree taken tableside (Chicken Sanzari, Salmon Dijonnaise, Braised Beef Short Ribs, or Pasta Primavera), plus dessert. A cash bar is available.

More events are planned. See bergencountyhistory.org for more information.

About the Bergen County Historical Society

The Bergen County Historical Society is the largest landowner at Historic New Bridge Landing and the largest historical society in New Jersey. The collections were begun in 1902 when the organization was founded and represent the largest collection of artifacts and documents reflecting Bergen County History.

New Bridge served as a battleground, fort, encampment ground, military headquarters, and intelligence-gathering post in every year of the American Revolution.

The Steuben House, a state historic site, is the only extant building remaining from the 1776 Retreat through Bergen County, the Retreat to Victory. The house was Washington’s HQ while 14,000 soldiers camped nearby for 2 weeks in 1780. The State of New Jersey invited the Bergen County Historical Society to make its HQ here in 1939.

Daniel Neshan is currently a senior, majoring in Digital Media at Bergen County Technical High School in Teterboro, NJ. He is a student writer for Meadowlands Media, who plans to pursue his passion for journalism and broadcast media in college.