|Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon ||Event date: September 28th, 2014|
|Hosted by Canton of Whyt Whey - New York, NY||Event Last Modified: August 13th, 2014|
|Once again, the SCA has been asked to organize a demonstration of period arts and sciences, pageantry, and chivalry at the Medieval Festival of New York (aka The Cloisters Festival). Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. |
The festival is held in the area surrounding the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art located in Fort Tryon Park near the northern end of Manhattan Island. The park offers vistas of the Hudson River and the picturesque Palisades: a setting reminiscent of Europe eight centuries ago.
This year's festival will be the 30th presented by the Washington Heights & Inwood Development Corporation, a privately and publicly supported not-for-profit corporation. The event is produced in conjunction with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.
We are looking for demonstrators for all forms of period Arts and Sciences, but we especially encourage the participation of fighters and fencers.
Public Hours: 11:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Site Opens: 9:00 am
Site Closes: 7:00 pm
Event Website: http://www.whidc.org/festival/home.html
|Fort Tryon Park|
99 Margaret Corbin Circle
New York, NY 10040
By subway: Take the A train to 190th Street and take the elevator to upper level, then take the staircase up to Fort Washington Avenue. Turn right at top of stairs to head toward park, Entering through the festival gate, the SCA will be on the top of the South Field to the left of the entry.
From NJ: Take the GW Bridge to 178th Street and turn left on Fort Washington Avenue. Head north until Fort Washington runs into Margaret Corbin Circle and enter the gate to Fort Tryon. Please note that you will need to make arrangements well ahead of time in order to receive a parking pass.
From NYC: Take the Henry Hudson Parkway to 178th Street and take Fort Washington Avenue as described above. Please note: on the day of the Cloisters Festival, the Cloisters' exit on the Henry Hudson will be blocked. Please note that you will need to make arrangements well ahead of time in order to receive a parking pass.
|Site : None. Location is a public park, and the festival is free to the public. Donations accepted at the gate. |
Make Checks Payable to: No Payment Required
Dunet F. Belancourt
aka Lord Subotai Cinoa
Seneschal of Whyt Whey
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No reservations are required, but parking passes will need to be requested in advance.