Upper West Side

The Cloisters, Met Collection, NY, an unsurpassed exhibition of Medieval treasures.

The Cloisters are the home of the main portion of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s medieval collection. The Cloisters, also known as The Met Cloisters are far from the main Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, but they are worth the trip. Up at the extreme end of Manhattan, almost to the Harlem River, you’ll find a stretch of riverside parkways that skirt...

Fort Tryon Medieval Fair, New York

Once a year, New York’s nerds and history buffs descend on Fort Tryon Park for the annual medieval fair. After a dreary, wet week and the promise of a clearer, warmer escape to the outdoors, we approached the Fort Tryon Medieval Festival with high hopes. Not having been to a good medieval festival since attending the abbey museum version near Bribie Island...

Ride the historic Central Park Carousel, the timeless Friedsam Memorial Merry-Go-Round

The Central Park Carousel stands as a living piece of history in New York Central Park’s southern end. The Central Park carousel is a piece of living history, transporting you back to the end of the 19th Century as you ride a fine stallion accompanied by an original music box. Step right up! There’s a strange, stately majesty that collides with a spirit of childlike...