Tag Archives: Kids Activities

Inwood Pumpkin Pageant in Isham Park

The   Pumpkin Pageant returns for its sixth year to Isham Park for another spooky display of Halloween artistry. Local residents bring their carved jack-o-lanterns to the park the evening after Halloween for a grand community event. Families marvel at the hundreds of illuminated pumpkins lining the park paths while voting for their favorite designs. Afterwards the pumpkins are recycled for composting, saving them from the landfill. All sizes and designs are welcome so join the fun and bring your own pumpkin to the pageant!

Uptown Stories: Fall 2019 Workshops Begin October 2nd!

Fall Workshops begin October 2nd!

Uptown Stories offers after-school workshops led by professional writers and master teachers. Students ages 8-16 learn the craft of writing, engage their imaginations and join an exciting, supportive community. Workshops meet for ten weeks and conclude with a celebratory reading open to family and friends. To ensure Uptown Stories is accessible to all children, tuition is “pay-what-you-can.”

The Elements of Fiction / Tuesday 3:15-5:15 / Ages 9-12

It’s Your Thing / Tuesday 5:30-7:30 / Ages 12-16

The Art of Poetry / Wednesday 3:15-5:15 / Ages 11-14

Girls Rising / Friday 4:00-6:00 / Ages 10-15

Villains! / Saturday 10:00-12:00 / Ages 8-11

POW! Writing & Drawing Comics / Saturday 2:30-4:30 / Ages 10-14

Uptown Stories ofrece talleres después de la escuela dirigidos por escritores profesionales y maestros. Estudiantes entre las edades de 8-16 aprenden escritura, usan sus imaginaciones y se unen a una comunidad emocionante y de apoyo. Los talleres se reúnen durante diez semanas y concluyen con una lectura de celebración abierta a familiares y amigos. Para asegurar que Uptown Stories sea accesible para todos, la matrícula es “pague lo que pueda.”

Website: www.UptownStories.org
Phone: (929) 27STORY

The Cornerstone Center / 178 Bennett Avenue at 189th

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!