Medieval Festival - Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters
Margaret Corbin Circle - 190th Street and Fort Washington Avenue - 212-795-1600
Washington Heights, NY 10033
Description: The Medieval Festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic medieval music, dance, magic and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink. The afternoon concludes with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. The Festival extends all the way around the world-famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art. Visitors are encouraged to come by public transportation. Take the A train to 190th St. or the M4 bus to 190th and Fort Washington Avenue. The Festival is produced by the Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation, a privately and publicly supported not-for-profit corporation. The event is jointly sponsored by WHIDC and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.