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Medieval Festival in Ft. Tryon Park

Camelot Returns to Manhattan….Rub the rust off thy armor, iron thy chain mail, gird thy loins and polish up on ye chivalry because this annual event is one of the largest and longest running events in NYC!  It is sponsored by the City of New York Parks and Recreation and the Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation, a not-for-profit organization serving Upper Manhattan since 1978

Admission is free.   The 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!

Medieval Festival Highlights

  • The Grand Tilts and a Royal Joust between knights in armor on horseback! Yes, they do knock each other off their horses!
  • Team USA of the Battle of the Nations, back from the world championships of medieval armored combat!
  • Story telling, puppets and children’s activities.
  • Acclaimed ensembles and individuals presenting a variety of medieval music, dance and song.
  • Falconry Demonstrations
  • Acrobats!
  • Magicians worthy of Merlin will cast spells on youngsters of all ages.
  • Demonstrations of medieval crafts, life and fashions
  • Not one, but two, almost authentic-looking Medieval Castles…
  • And…two really neat dragons you get to meet as they strut along the street!

Where:  Fort Tryon Park is located in Upper Manhattan, north of the George Washington  Bridge. Visitors are urged to take public transportation – there is no public parking at the festival.  Take either the “A” train to the 190th Street Station or the M4 bus – either one take you right to the park entrance.For more information and a full schedule of performances, check out www.WHIDC.org and click on the festival logo.  The performance schedule will be posted on September 27th, 

Marjorie Eliot & Parlor Entertainment Present Sunday Afternoon Jazz Concerts

classical musicEvery Sunday! 3:30 PM

555 Edgecombe Avenue, 3F (Ring #107)

The 3:30 pm Sunday Concerts is a series of jazz concerts in Marjorie Elliot’s apartment which have taken place for the past 23 years.  Marjorie has now added Theatre-At-Six-Thirty, Plays Written by Marjorie Eliot at 6:30 pm. Continue reading Marjorie Eliot & Parlor Entertainment Present Sunday Afternoon Jazz Concerts