Cloisters Demo

Hosted by Canton of Appleholm - New York, NY

Event date: September 18th, 2016

Event Last Modified: May 10th, 2016

Event details

Please join us to demo to an audience of approximately 60,000 at the 2016 Medieval Festival outside the Cloisters Museum in Fort Tryon Park.  From 11:30am to 6pm, we hang out on the south lawn as part of a medieval village, under shady tents with tables, demonstrating medieval arts, crafts, sciences, combat, dancing and singing.

New this year!  A period fashion show!  To participate, please email the autocrat with a description of the time & place of your garb.  Illustrations of all social classes & time periods wanted, so please don't hesitate!  Show off your finery and your daily wear.

We will also be putting on a brief concert from our Whyt Whey songbook: Please download a copy for yourself & practice singing along before the demo.  You may join us at our A&S nights to rehearse.  if you are local to the area.

Email the autocrat ( if you can help out with demonstrations, including the activity you would like to demo, how much table or open space you will need, and whether you can bring tents & tables to the event.

In addition to our demo, there are dozens of other artisans, re-enactors & performers, as well as an enthusiastic audience fully dressed for the occasion.  Come and enjoy the largest & most audience-participatory celebration of medieval & Renaissance culture on the Eastern seaboard, in its 32nd year.  See the festival's website for full details on the fun:

Site Opens: 11:30am (setup begins ~9:30am)
Site Closes: 6pm (teardown may take until 8pm)

Event Location

Fort Tryon Park
799 Fort Washington Ave
(at Cabrini Blvd.)
New York, NY  10040
Google Map


By subway:  take the A train to W 190.  Take the elevator & then the stairs up to the front gate of the park.

By bus:  take the M4 bus north to its last stop.  (Accessibility note:  this route has no stairs.)

By car:  park elsewhere and use public transportation as above.  A limited number of parking passes are available by pre-arrangement with the festival for people who are bringing large amounts of equipment & setting up before the festival begins.  You MUST email the autocrat to arrange for this parking.  Consult the festival's directions ( ) or email the autocrat ( if you need further advice on parking.

(Accessibility note:  site has no refrigeration or electrical supply.)

Registration Fees

The event is free.  You are welcome to donate to the festival at the entry gate but no donation is required.

There is no feast.  Food is available from vendors on-site, and we have a potluck within our encampment for our participants.  You are invited to bring food for the potluck!

Make Checks Payable to: No fee!

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Lady Alienor Salton, Seneschal Whyt Whey
mundanely known as Piglet Evans
(917) 204-1175

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