Tag Archive: Manhattan

Tailoring the Medieval Festival, one costume at a time

A taffeta dress with a metallic sheen to it swishes by. Flowers line the women’s hair. Men saunter around in faux armor. Silk, sheer scarves, and ribbon laced-up bodices are a blur across the green lawns. On Sun., Oct. 3, approximately 40,000 people will converge at Fort Tryon Park for the 26th annual Medieval Festival….

Cloistered away in New York City

A Little known branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a superb art collection and a magical getaway in Manhattan. Jenny Arsenault likes to imagine she’s legendary medieval maiden Lady of Shalott when she visits The Cloisters, and it’s easy to understand why. The 21-year-old art student from Washington Heights is just a short…

Medieval Festival in Washington Heights Needs Helpful Volunteers

Volunteers 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…