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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!

Exhibition Tour, ‘The Colmar Treasure: A Medieval Jewish Legacy’ at The Met Cloisters

A cache of jeweled rings, brooches, and 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.

Note: Space is limited; first come, first served.