forttryonUsually, Washington Heights brings up pretty negative connotations, despite the fact that it has been rapidly changing with time. This fall, (that’s right plenty of heads up this time, kids!) check out something totally unexpected for this Manhattan extreme (I mean that geographically speaking). Never heard of Fort Tryon Park? Well, go on, check it out. That’s right, you saw the flyer correctly, the Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival!

Date: Sunday, October, 4, 2009 11:30AM – 6PM

From their site:
What Is The Medieval Festival?
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. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink.

The festival is free — there are no charges for admission or entertainment. Donations at our wishing wells are welcome, however!

Now, go polish your armor, you’re gonna need it soon enough.

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