Medieval Festival in Washington Heights Needs Helpful Volunteers

Medieval Festival in Washington Heights Needs Helpful VolunteersVolunteers are needed for Upper Manhattan’s 26th annual Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park, which drew more than 60,000 attendees last year.

Volunteers can help with an array of activities, such as set construction, decorating, stage management, runners/balers, traffic control, hospitality, costume assistance, helping children and giving out information.

The one-day free festival will be held on Sunday, Oct. 3, unless it rains, in which case it moves to Oct. 10. It will feature jousting knights on horseback, falconers, Medieval-style entertainment, educational programs and more than 100 performers in period costume.

The annual festival will put down stakes in its normal location of Fort Tryon Park next to the Cloisters Museum. It will run from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is sponsored by the Parks Department, Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Washington Heights Inwood Development Corporation (WHIDC). It’s the largest event in the city’s parks.

Those interested in volunteering can contact Max Bakaleynik, Volunteer Coordinator at WHIDC, at 212-795-1600 or by email.

Source: DNAinfo

One Response to Medieval Festival in Washington Heights Needs Helpful Volunteers
  1. LUIS BAUZA JR.
    August 27, 2010 | 19:30

    I LOVE THE MEDIEVAL FEST, I WAS BORN IN A HOSPITAL ONCE LOCATED IN FRONT OF PARK, MY MOMS ALWAYS TOOK ME TO THIS FEST, AND DAY CAMP TOO TOOK ME TO THIS FEST AND ONCE I EVEN MADE A PAPER MACHE AND CLOTHED MONK DOLL FOR THE EVENT WHILE EVERYBODY ELSE MADE THE COLORFUL KINGS QUEENS FAIRIES AND KNIGHTS..THE MONKS AND THE BEAUTIFUL WAY THEY TREATED A ONCE ABUSED CHILD LIKE MYSELF WAS WHAT LED ME TO CHOOSE THE MONK..EVEN THOUGH ALL KIDS LAUGHED CAUSE HE ONLY HAD A BROWN CLOTH HABIT OVER DOLL..BUT AT THE FEST PEOPLE ACKNOWLEDGE MY MONK THE ONLY ONE THERE..LOL I LOVE YOU GUYS…I’M PUERTO RICAN LOVE THE EUROPEAN CULTURE OF THE RENAISSANCE DAYS…