Exploring Washington Heights & Enjoying the Annual Medieval Festival!

Calling all knights, queens, dragons, witches and unicorns!  Let's Go Into the Heights! This is the day of the annual Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival which runs from 11:30am to 6:00pm so plenty of time to enjoy optional activities after our approximately 1.5 hour walk to socialize, enjoy the music, food, crafts, theatre, and all around fun and insanity. Pay a visit to the Cloister's Museum if you have never been! It is the medieval art branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art housed in an assemblage of 13th century French cathedrals.

On route to our destination, we’ll enjoy strolling the streets of Washington Heights, one of Manhattan's most affordable and pleasant neighborhoods that has some interesting and varied immigrant history and distinctive apartment houses. We'll visit the site of Fort Washington and other historic locations. At the bottom of this paragraph is a link to info about the Medieval Festival. We will start our walk at the site of Hilltop Stadium where the New York Yankees began playing baseball as the NY Highlanders and end in beautiful Fort Tryon Park, one of New York City's treasures with scenic vistas of the Hudson River and the lovely heather gardens. Note that this walk involves some uphill walking. Come in costume if you dare!


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  • John M. M.

    Impressive walk through George Washington’s old neighborhood in the northern reaches of the borough of Manhattan. Well done! Thanks Hank!

    September 30, 2013

  • PEGGY K.

    Had a great afternoon... loved the tour, and happy to see I made it with all that walking, stairs and up hill.. you are the best Hank... look forward to the next tour.... and I did take that M4 or whatever downtown and that worked out great............ so I am taking away great memories from the day....

    September 29, 2013

  • Carolyn N. B.

    Washington Heights is fascinating!! Thanks to Hank, I learned about its history as well as the state of real estate there.

    September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, mother hasn't been well & have to cancel.

    September 28, 2013

  • Mary

    Thanks for the confirmation. Unfortunately, since I was on the wait list, I made other plans for the day. Sorry! Again, many thanks.

    September 28, 2013

  • Renee

    Sorry. Family obligations

    September 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I work nearby and used to have family that lived in the area. Please let me know of there's an opening!

    September 25, 2013

  • Leigh

    Wow! Waiting list is sooooo long.

    September 16, 2013

  • Sara

    I will take my name off the waiting list. Hopefully it will enable others to attend. Enjoy!

    September 10, 2013

  • PEGGY K.

    would love to join the group.. cant promise dressing up..but would love to share the day

    July 13, 2013

  • Rosie

    This looks amazing - can't wait!!! This will probably be my final walk with the group before returning to the country of knights and queens...I wish there were unicorns there too :)

    July 13, 2013

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