Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival review

Last Sunday my favorite (and closest) park in New York City hosted the annual Medieval Festival.  It was terrific.  Lots of good festival food (a few years ago they added beer and wine), many performance stages, demonstrations of blacksmithing and sword making, multiple themed booths selling baubles and beads, knights jousting, a live chess game, … Continue reading Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival review

This weekend: The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park

On Sunday, October 1, come to Fort Tryon Park, near the top of Manhattan (and right next door to me) to enjoy the annual Medieval Festival.  Take the A Train to 190th Street stop, take the elevator up to Fort Washington Avenue and turn right. There will be jousting, falconry demonstrations, medieval weaponry, people in … Continue reading This weekend: The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park

The Edward Albee Collection at Sotheby’s

When Edward Albee died about a year ago his estate arranged an auction of the art work he had collected to benefit the foundation he established.  Sotheby's won the right to conduct the auction and the exhibit for the sale opens today at their headquarters on the upper East Side of Manhattan.  I have purchased … Continue reading The Edward Albee Collection at Sotheby’s

MEETING WITHOUT END gets a spin at Mary Baldwin University

This weekend I visited Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, VA.  There I had the chance to see a performance of the theater department's spring plays titled "The Play's the Thing."  They presented a number of short works directed, performed and generally written by students.  My niece Julianna (Toni) Thinnes chose one of my short plays … Continue reading MEETING WITHOUT END gets a spin at Mary Baldwin University