Cloisters Demo

TRM will be in attendance

Hosted by Canton of Whyt Whey - New York, NY

Event date: October 1st, 2017

Event Last Modified: September 30th, 2017

COVID-19 Statement

The East Kingdom and the event staff are committed to making sure that our friends & families stay safe. Kingdom guidelines for COVID safety change often. Masks that conform to CDC standards and worn properly over the nose and mouth are required of all attendees over the age of 2 in all indoor spaces or in public tents or pop-ups with 3 or 4 walls up and may only be lowered briefly for eating or drinking. Masks are optional when outdoors and we encourage frequent handwashing and social distancing. Please take whatever steps you feel are necessary for your own sense of safety beyond the stated mandates.

All persons over the age of 5 are now required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event. All persons over the age of 18 must also present government issued photo ID or a valid SCA membership card. Please have these in hand when checking in.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Event details

Please join us to demo to an audience of approximately 60,000 at the 2017 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.

Walk in 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:  http://whytwhey.eastkingdom.org/whyt-whey-favorites-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 (seneschal@whytwhey.eastkingdom.org) 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 33rd year.  See the festival's website for full details on the fun:  http://www.whidc.org/festival/home.html

Schedule:

8:30am:  unload vehicles.
9am:  setup infrastructure.
10am:  all cars must be cleared from the park.

11:30:  royal processional (all festival performers) from the front gate opens the festivities.
Noon:  fencing tournament 1.
1pm:  provincial championship tournament.
2pm:  fashion show.
3pm:  chorus, fencing tournament 2.
4pm:  armored combat closing tournament.
5pm:  provincial court
Ongoing:  arts & sciences demonstrations, children's activities, dancing, classes, youth combat.

6pm:  begin breaking down.
6:30pm (maybe 7pm):  cars will be allowed back into the park for equipment pickup.

Schedule with chart:
http://whytwhey.eastkingdom.org/2017/09/30/cloisters-event-schedule/

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

Directions:

Detailed directions are available here:  http://whytwhey.eastkingdom.org/2017/09/21/directions-to-cloisters-demo/

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 (http://www.whidc.org/festival/directions.html ) or email the autocrat (seneschal@whytwhey.eastkingdom.org) if you need further advice on parking.  Expanded remarks on parking and a map of local garages are available here:  http://whytwhey.eastkingdom.org/2017/09/29/parking-for-cloisters-demo/


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

Registration Fees

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

Feast:
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
seneschal@whytwhey.eastkingdom.org
(917) 204-1175

Send Reservations to:

seneschal@whytwhey.eastkingdom.org