Polish your chain mail, gird your loins, and take thee hence to the 28th Annual Medieval Festival on the grounds around The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park on Sunday. There will be jousts with knights on horseback, falconry demonstrations, readings from Chaucer, magicians who learned from Merlin not Houdini, Medieval style food and drink, and all kinds of activities for the kids, including puppets and a dragon. What would a Medieval fair be without a dragon. And it’s all free, m’ lords and ladies, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fort Tyron Park, of course, is home to The Cloisters, the art-filled Medieval tower that crowns Manhattan’s highest hill, in Inwood. Call it Camelot on the Hudson. Click here for an hourly schedule of events. Nearest subway stop is A train to 190th St.
FWIW — I grew up in Inwood, and Fort Tryon was “my” park.