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Legions Of Lords And Ladies Descend On Fort Tryon Park For The Medieval Festival


Sunday, September 30, 2007
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The area around the Cloisters Museum in Fort Tryon Park was today transformed into a medieval market village where knights in armor, jugglers, jesters, magicians, musicians, storytellers, and puppeteers performed in authentic medieval garb.

"Tens of thousands of lords and ladies descend upon Fort Tryon Park each year for an authentic Medieval Festival that brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages," said Commissioner Adrian Benepe. "The area around the Cloisters Museum transforms into a medieval market village. The living chess game and jousting tournament with knights on horseback are among the most entertaining events in any City park. I am grateful to the Washington Heights & Inwood Development Corporation for all of their hard work in organizing the festival."

The 23rd annual Medieval Festival brought to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Visitors were entertained by medieval music, dance, magic, and performances. A wide variety of medieval crafts, food and drink were available for sale. The festival is held in the area surrounding the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art located in northern Manhattan.

The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park is 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 Department of Parks & Recreation.

Admission to the festival is free and typically draws over 50,000 people.

To view a web video on Fort Tryon Park and the Medieval Festival, please visit: http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_newsroom/video/index.html?search=&key=50&bandwith=low&page=9

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The path and stairs in Fort Tryon Park that lead to the Cloisters are currently under reconstruction. The fencing and lighting along the pathway will also be reconstructed and upgraded.
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