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Inwood Erases Hate with Love in Fort Tryon Park

Conceived by BodyStories Artistic Director Teresa Fellion, “Inwood Erases Hate with Love” will use dance and communal celebration to counteract a specific instance of hate that shook the Inwood community last year: Identity Evropa, a white supremacist group, marched through Fort Tryon Park, targeting immigrant communities with racist and xenophobic messages. Inwood Erases Hate with Love is not only a response to Identity Evropa’s presence, but about meeting each other face to face. This is how we spread love and community—through tangible, meaningful engagement.
“Inwood Erases Hate with Love” aims to peacefully mobilize the Inwood community, and ultimately renew participants’ sense of acceptance, understanding, and connection to each other. This free event will take place on October 4, 2019 in Fort Tryon Park, and in preparation, the BodyStories company, in collaboration with YWHA, Bread & Yoga, Annette Aguilar, and Monica Robles, will hold free workshops culminating in the community-wide performance.
“Inwood Erases Hate with Love”: A Dance, Music, and Visual Celebration of our Immigrant Communities is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.

35th Annual Medieval Festival, Fort Tryon Park

The Medieval Festival is a unique chance to experience the medieval period in the most authentic setting this side of the Atlantic.

The area around the Cloisters Museum in Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market village where knights in armor, jugglers, jesters, magicians, musicians, storytellers, and puppeteers will perform.  A blacksmith, manuscript illuminator, pottery decorator, wood carver and other artisans will demonstrate their crafts.  Performers and fairgoers dress in historical costumes.

Medieval food is available and craft items will be sold. The afternoon culminates with a jousting event between knights on horseback!

This event is FREE!

Feast of Colmar with Yotam Ottolenghi at The Cloisters

Gabriel Kreuther, Michelin-starred chef and winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef: New York City
Barbara Drake Boehm, Paul and Jill Ruddock Senior Curator, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters
Philippe Blanck, winegrower, Domaine Paul Blanck, Alsace

In medieval France, the Alsatian town of Colmar—now considered the capital of Alsatian wine—had a flourishing Jewish community that played a leading role in the region’s wine business. This group was decimated by the Black Plague, but a cache of valuable decorative objects from that time discovered hidden in the wall of a confectioner’s shop has shed light on the opulent culture of Colmar’s Jews. Celebrated chef and author Yotam Ottolenghi explores the deep Jewish roots of Colmar through the region’s wine and cuisine in a magical evening of conversation, food, and wine.

Feast of Colmar with Yotam Ottolenghi at The Cloisters

Gabriel Kreuther, Michelin-starred chef and winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef: New York City
Barbara Drake Boehm, Paul and Jill Ruddock Senior Curator, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters
Philippe Blanck, winegrower, Domaine Paul Blanck, Alsace

In medieval France, the Alsatian town of Colmar—now considered the capital of Alsatian wine—had a flourishing Jewish community that played a leading role in the region’s wine business. This group was decimated by the Black Plague, but a cache of valuable decorative objects from that time discovered hidden in the wall of a confectioner’s shop has shed light on the opulent culture of Colmar’s Jews. Celebrated chef and author Yotam Ottolenghi explores the deep Jewish roots of Colmar through the region’s wine and cuisine in a magical evening of conversation, food, and wine.