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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!

Paranormal Investigation at Morris Jumel Mansion

Featured on GHOST ADVENTURES, HAUNTED USA; NEW YORK, and the TODAY SHOW, the Mansion is perceived by many as a paranormal conquest and has attracted academics and investigators such as Hans Holzer, Zak Bagans, the Tennessee Wraith Chasers, and now you!

Learn the basics of ghost hunting with resident paranormal investigators and TAPS Family members, Vincent Carbone and Christopher Davalos, while attempting to communicate with the former residents of Manhattan’s oldest house. The evening begins with a discussion on paranormal theory, the history of building, and interesting past encounters. Guests then transition into executing a hands-on personal investigation of the period rooms and hidden corners of the home.

$35, $30 Members/Students.

This event is strictly for guests 18 years of age or older.

For additional information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

For tickets, please click here.

“Ballpark: Baseball in the American City” Lecture & Book Signing at Morris Jumel Mansion

Paul Goldberger, author of “Ballpark: Baseball in the American City”, Lecture and Book Signing. Hear from Architectural historian and critic, Paul Goldberger, as he discusses the history of baseball through the stories of vibrant and ever-changing ballparks. An investigation of New York City’s great stadiums will illuminate the city’s love affair with America’s favorite pastime. Program is held in conjunction with the exhibition, “Home Plate: A Celebration of the Polo Grounds” on view until January 5, 2020. Lecture (7-8 pm): $20/$15 museum members. Book available for purchase in gift shop for signing to follow at 8:00 pm.