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Summer 2018 Scandinavian Music Festival Concert Series at Fort Tryon Park

Now in its 14th year, NY Scandia Symphony has served Washington Heights and Inwood with free outdoor music programs in Fort Tryon Park.  The String Orchestra will perform works by Frank Foerster, Jean Sibelius, Ture Rangstrom and Knudage Riisager.  Soloist: Mayuki Fukuhara, Violin; Music Director/Conductor: Dorrit Matson.  Bring a blanket and enjoy this free performance with backdrop views of the Hudson River.

Summer 2018 Scandinavian Music Festival Concert Series at Fort Tryon Park

Now in its 14th year, NY Scandia Symphony has served Washington Heights and Inwood with free outdoor music programs in Fort Tryon Park. “The Tinderbox:” In this special program, created to captivate the imagination of children and the young at heart, our Scandia Ensemble and narrator Sandra Billingslea will take participants on a musical journey in which they are actively engaged, learning and interacting with the artists. Text by Hans Christian Andersen and music by Poul Schierbeck and Frank Foerster.  Bring a blanket and enjoy this free performance with backdrop views of the Hudson River.

Summer 2018 Scandinavian Music Festival Concert Series at Fort Tryon Park

Now in its 14th year, NY Scandia Symphony has served Washington Heights and Inwood with free outdoor music programs in Fort Tryon Park.  The Scandia Brass Quintet will perform their popular repertoire of contemporary and traditional compositions and arrangements, representing music from each of the five Scandinavian countries, including five national anthems.  Bring a blanket and enjoy this free performance with backdrop views of the Hudson River.

Exhibition: “Heavenly Bodies” at Met Fifth Avenue & Cloisters

The Costume Institute’s spring 2018 exhibition—May 10 – Oct. 8, at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters—will feature a dialogue between fashion and medieval art from The Met collection to examine fashion’s ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism.  Serving as the cornerstone of the exhibition, papal robes and accessories from the Sistine Chapel sacristy, many of which have never been seen outside The Vatican, will be on view in the Anna Wintour Costume Center. Fashions from the early twentieth century to the present will be shown in the Byzantine and medieval galleries, part of the Robert Lehman Wing, and at The Met Cloisters. HeavenlyBodies

Trees of the Heather Garden Tour with Author Leslie Day at Fort Tryon

Take a walking tour of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York. Learn about Fort Tryon’s majestic elms, sequoias, Franklinias, and the unique syringa flowering trees!  Find out which trees predate the park and which have been added in recent park restoration projects.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but people with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park’s steep paths.

RSVP is required; Email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.