Medieval Festival At Fort Tryon Park
190th Street and Fort Washington Avenue
New York City, NY
Admissions 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!
Fort Tryon Park is located in Upper Manhattan, just north of the George Washington Bridge (190th Street and Ft. Washington Avenue). Visitors are urged to take public transportation – there is no public parking at the festival. The public is urged to take either the “A” train to the 190th Street Station or the M4 bus – either one take you right to the park entrance.