Hello fellow photographers.
The annual Medieval Festival in Fort Tyron Park (Northern Manhattan) is just a few weeks away. Let's go back in time and enjoy the art, music, lifestyle and FOOD of the Middle Ages.
We will meet at 10:30AM AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE of the Cloisters Museum and explore it's architecture before we move to the festival. There are a couple of benches right next to the bus stop. I'll wait there.
Please be aware that we will NOT enter as a group, as this requires registration 4 weeks in advance. I'd recommend splitting up in smaller groups before we make a run to the cashier inside. The Cloisters is part of the MET and has a SUGGESTED admission of $25. This means you don't have to pay the full amount, you basically can pay what you want (I usually pay $5). But you can also use the ticket for the same day to visit the MET.
I think TRIPODS AND LARGE BACKPACKS ARE NOT ALLOWED at the Cloisters. Save yourself some energy and don't drag it along. The medieval festival will be crowded as well, so just keep your equipment light!
We will MEET AT 12:00PM AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE CLOISTERS AGAIN (for those who want to continue to the medieval festival or for those who are coming later). The festival takes place right around the premisses of the Cloister. WE WILL NOT MEET AGAIN and probably loose each other in the crowds anyway. Of course, feel free to stick together in smaller groups. The festival ends at 6PM. There are plenty of stands for food, handcrafts, arts... There is also a couple of tournaments you may want to watch. Be early at the tournament field, it will be crowded!
This is the program:
12:00: Team USA - The Battle of Nations
12:30: Sky Hunters in Flight - Falconry
1:00: Robin Hood - A Living Chess Match
1:30: New York Lyric Circus - Joey the Jester.
2:00: Joust Tournament by Round Table Productions
2:30: Sky Hunters in Flight - Falconry
3:00: Robin Hood - A Living Chess Match.
4:00: The Children's Parade - All Welcome to Join the Fun!!
4:30: Knights of Avalon - Act III
5:00: The Grand Joust Tournament
And here is a link to the map of the festival. I'd recommend you bring a copy; if you are not familiar with the area.
• Bring some snacks and water, or grab something to eat at one of the many food stands.
• Dress appropriate for the weather. It may be a little chilly inside the museum.
• As always, please be on time. Allow yourself enough travel time and check the MTA for any subway updates. I won’t be able to take calls after the meetup starts.
• If you have any questions, text me only before the day of the event. Please make sure you identify yourself in your message, so I know who you are. Please don't email me via the Meetup website shortly before or during the Meetup. I'm not constantly checking my emails. Thank you!
How to get to the Cloisters:
Take the A train to 190th Street and exit the station by elevator. Walk north along Margaret Corbin Drive for approximately ten minutes or transfer to the M4 bus and ride north one stop. If you are coming from the Museum's Main Building, you may also take the M4 bus directly from Madison Avenue/83rd Street to the last stop. (Please allow more time for this option.)
Take Henry Hudson Parkway northbound to the first exit after George Washington Bridge (Fort Tryon Park—The Cloisters). This exit is only accessible from the northbound lane; if coming from the north, take Henry Hudson Parkway southbound to exit 14–15, make a U-turn, and travel north one mile to the exit marked Fort Tryon Park—The Cloisters.
Visitors to The Cloisters may use free city parking available in Fort Tryon Park.
I hope to see guys soon.
Participation in this event requires that you assume all risks associated with these activities and that the Organizers are in no way liable for any loss or injury as a result of your participation. In other words, you are attending these events at your own risk!! **