Tag Archives: Fort Tryon Park

‘Met Escapes’ Gallery Tour at The Cloisters: Word and Image

Individuals living with dementia, together with their family members or care partners, participate in discussions, handling sessions, art making, and other interactive and multisensory activities in the galleries. Meet in the Main Hall at The Met Cloisters. Free; reservations are required. Contact 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org.

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.

243rd Commemoration of the Battle of Fort Washington

Be transported back in time and celebrate your local history! This year marks the 243rd anniversary of the Battle of Fort Washington, a key event during the Revolutionary War. The Brigade of the American Revolution will perform and lead drills. Come to watch a blacksmith demonstration, listen to live 18th-century music, make arts and crafts, and play games from the revolutionary period. Tour the battle scene with a tour guide dressed as heroine Margaret Corbin.

Prizes will be offered for the most authentic costumes!

Photo by Todd Hilton