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Shearing of the Heathers

The three-acre Heather Garden is the site of our annual rite of spring – the Shearing of the Heather parade and community celebration in Fort Tryon Park.

Bring your musical instruments and join in our community parade through the Heather Garden led by traditional bagpipers. Learn why Fort Tryon Park has the largest heath and heather collection in the northeast. Make flower-themed crafts, take home your own propagated heathers, get your face painted, and celebrate spring while enjoying the garden’s beauty and panoramic views of the Hudson River and Palisades! Fun for all ages!

Photo credit: Aliza Holtz, 2023.

House of Time: A Poisonous Affair

A POISONOUS AFFAIR
Confessions of a Royal Mistress
starring Brooke Bloom

“Delicate, white-knuckled composure” – New York Times

March 22nd, 2024
at 7:30pm
The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens
128 Pinehurst Ave
New York, NY 10033

March 23rd, 2024 at 7:30pm
The Rockefeller Lounge at Riverside Church
91 Claremont Ave. 9th Fl.
New York, NY 10027

Louis XIV’s favorite mistress has something very important to tell us. Madame de Montespan bares her soul in a new theatrical production, bringing glamour, gossip, and palace intrigue into her gripping tale. Is she a murderous villain or an innocent victim of public frenzy? Only you can be the judge, as actress Brooke Bloom stars in a never before seen one-woman play co-written with Gonzalo X. Ruiz and based on Montespan’s published memoirs, offering intimate glimpses of Versailles under Louis XIV’s reign and set to the magical music of Marin Marais. 

Ms. Bloom has an accomplished career in film, television and theatre with memorable turns on FX’s “Atlanta,” “Kindred,” Amazon’s series “Homecoming” and “Alpha House”, and regular stints on HBO’s “Gypsy.” Brooke can be seen in the critically acclaimed Jeremy Hersh indie The Surrogate (SXSW), Eric Steel’s Minyan which premiered at Berlin Film Festival, Anja Marquardt’s She’s Lost Control (two Indie Spirit Award nominations), and Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story.