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The 35th Annual Medieval Festival, a free outdoor screening of "Claudine," and more fun things to do

Updated: Oct 1, 2020

35th Annual Medieval Festival is in Fort Tryon Park

​There's something for everyone this weekend–and most of it is free–including outdoor movies, music, art and, yes, jousting and jesters. Here's where to find the fun:

Marcus Garvey Park

Friday, Sept 27 at 7pm; Free

Bring a blanket (and maybe a jacket) for this under-the-stars screening of '70s rom-com "Claudine," starring Diahann Carroll as a single Harlem mother who falls in love with a garbage collector (James Earl Jones).

Broadway Presbyterian Church, 601 W 114th St

Friday, Sept 27 at 7pm; $20

The Harlem Chamber Players return to the intimate Broadway Presbyterian Church in Morningside Heights with a program of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and more. Can't make it tonight? Catch their free pop-up concert tomorrow at 2pm at Columbia's Community Day in Manhattanville.

St. Nicholas Park, 135th St and St. Nicholas Ave

Saturday, Sept 28 noon-4pm; Free

The Studio Museum in Harlem invites the public to celebrate conceptual artist Chloë Bass first solo exhibition in St. Nicholas Park. Walk around the park and find Bass's 24 site-specific sculptures–a thought-provoking play on public wayfinding signs.

Ice Rink at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive

Saturday, Sept 28 noon-3pm; Free

The Horticultural Society of New York, which operates the GreenHouse and Kitchen Garden in Riverbank State Park, is hosting this free family-friendly event focused on "plant-forward" cooking demos and tastings, plus planting lessons. There will be music, crafts and samples.

Fort Tryon Park

Sunday, Sept 29 11:30am-6pm; Entrance is free

Fort Tryon Park is once again transformed into a medieval market town, complete with tambourines, dance, jugglers and jesters. Don't miss the joust between four knights on horseback.

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