Tag Archives: Fort Tryon Park

Suiting Up: Donning Medieval Armor at the Cloisters

12 & 2pm. Join us for an afternoon with Jeffrey Wasson, artist and armorer, who will demonstrate the process of getting into medieval armor with the aid of a squire by donning his own 15th-century style suit! Learn about the history of medieval armor; how it was made, how it was worn, and how it relates to The Met Cloisters’ collection.

Demonstration will be held in the Pontaut Chapter House. Free with museum admission–no advance reservations are necessary. Due to limited gallery space, pre-organized groups of ten or more cannot be accommodated.

Suiting Up: Donning Medieval Armor at the Cloisters

12 & 2pm. Join us for an afternoon with Jeffrey Wasson, artist and armorer, who will demonstrate the process of getting into medieval armor with the aid of a squire by donning his own 15th-century style suit! Learn about the history of medieval armor; how it was made, how it was worn, and how it relates to The Met Cloisters’ collection.

Demonstration will be held in the Pontaut Chapter House. Free with museum admission–no advance reservations are necessary. Due to limited gallery space, pre-organized groups of ten or more cannot be accommodated.

Fort Tryon Park Winter Wonderland Hike

If your New Year’s resolution is to get healthy, why not start outdoors? Dress warmly, put on your hiking shoes, and head to the park. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. Our hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light to moderate to vigorous. Our moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain.

Wear comfortable shoes or boots, pack a light snack and bring water.

Exhibition Tour—The Colmar Treasure: A Medieval Jewish Legacy at The Met Cloisters

A cache of jeweled rings, brooches & coins, the precious possessions of a Jewish family of medieval Alsace, was hidden in the 14th century in the wall of a house in Colmar, France. Discovered in 1863 and on view in this exhibition at The Met Cloisters, the Colmar Treasure revives the memory of a once-thriving Jewish community that was scapegoated and put to death when the Plague struck the region with devastating ferocity in 1348–49.

Heather Garden Conifers Tour with Author Leslie Day at Fort Tryon Park

Come tour Fort Tryon’s Heather Garden and the former Billings Estate entrance area and learn about Fort Tryon’s many conifers and evergreens with Leslie Day, author of A Field Guide to New York City. Find out which conifers pre-date the park, and which have been added in recent park restoration projects to add to the year-round beauty and horticultural appeal of the park. These tours are wheelchair-accessible but persons with mobility issues may find the tour route challenging because of the park’s many steep paths.