9 Knightly Ways to Spend Your Days in NYC

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Every kid loves to travel back in time – especially to the age of dark castles, noble knights and precious princesses. There’s plenty to do for the princess-obsessed, but what about kids who fantasize about being brave knights, riding galloping horses and slaying fierce dragons? Well, have no fear. Here are nine knightly ways to spend your days – and, in some cases, nights – from fencing and jousting to checking out armor and trying on capes.

<h3><a target="_blank" href="http://www.whidc.org/festival/home.html&quot; target="_blank">Medieval Festival</a></h3> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.whidc.org/festival/home.html&quot; target="_blank">The Medieval Festival</a> is the king of all kings when it comes to anything that even hints at the Renaissance, the Middle Ages or the Dark Ages. And it’s a blast for all ages. Now in its 29<sup>th</sup> year, the annual Medieval Festival is an all-day affair that transforms Fort Tryon into a rambling ancient market town where kids can meet magical merlins, pretty princesses, and noble knights. The day is jam-packed with concurrent events happening in different areas of the park. Be sure to stop by the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.whidc.org/festival/littletheater.html&quot; target="_blank">Little Theater</a> for ongoing puppet shows, like <i>The Dragon Prince</i>, and live storytellers who will regale the kiddos with old Celtic tales. If your kids want to play dress-up, head over the Children’s Time Tent where kids can don period-style garb and makeup. For your artsy little guys, the Kids’ Zone has nonstop puppet-making and other arts and crafts while supplies last. For your knight-obsessed kids, you must visit the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.whidc.org/festival/tournament.html&quot; target="_blank">Sir Stan Michels Field of Honour</a> and witness live jousting matches with lance-wielding noblemen on powerful, galloping horses. And don’t forget the Children’s Parade in the tournament arena where mini-medievalists march past oohing and aahing moms and dads. <address><a target="_blank" href="http://www.whidc.org/festival/home.html&quot; target="_blank">Medieval Festival</a></address><address>Margaret Corbin Circle in Fort Tryon Park</address><address>Riverside Drive To Broadway, West 192 Street to Dyckman Street</address><address>New York, Ny</address><address><strong>Date and Hours</strong>: September 29, 11:30 am to 6:00 pm</address><address><strong>Cost</strong>: Free, but medieval crafts, clothing and food will be available for purchase.</address><address><strong>Ages</strong>: All ages</address><address><strong>Need to Know</strong>: More than 40,000 people attend, so take public transportation.</address><address> </address><address><em>Image courtesy of the Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation</em>fuck
Where do you like to go with your knight-obsessed kid? 
 
– Alice Perry