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Public Events

Fort Tryon Park hosts many free public events and programs, including Nature Adventures for Kids, Scandia Symphony Concerts, public art installations, the Battle of Fort Washington reenactment, natural, historical and horticultural events and the Medieval Festival.

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Private Events

Fort Tryon Park has many unique venues for your special event. To hold an event at Fort Tryon Park, you must apply for a Special Events Permit issued by New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Permits must be applied for no less than 30 days before your event. Please allow as much time as possible when making your application as the Park’s event calendar fills rapidly.  Wedding ceremonies seeking to use an area of the park should allow at least six months to 11 months in advance to ensure availability for ceremony. 

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Please note:  Sports permits are not issued for Fort Tryon Park.  Fort Tryon’s lawns and open areas are restricted to passive use only.  To obtain a permit for a sports event in another park, please visit the NYC Parks Athletic Field Permits webpage.

Revenue–generating Events

Any business or event that operates or generates revenue on parkland is considered a concession and must obtain a permit or license from the Revenue Division of Parks. As part of its purview, the Revenue Division is responsible for permitting all revenue–generating activities at special events held on parkland.

If you wish to consider Fort Tryon Park as the site for your event, please contact the Revenue Division by calling (212) 360–1397.

Filming Permits

Spectacular vistas of the Hudson River and Palisades, landmarked gardens, historic sites, and meandering paths combine to make Fort Tryon Park a popular location for film and television projects. If you wish to film in the Park, please submit a permit request to the Mayor's Office of Film and Television. In addition, please send a Letter of Intent with proposed dates, time, size of cast and crew, and nature of shoot at least 10 days before the proposed filming date to District Manager Daniel Mercado by fax at (212) 927–9737 or enable JavaScript to email him.

Please note that filming is not permitted on weekends, due to the high volume of park usage then. All equipment must be kept on paved areas. In addition, vehicles are not permitted in Fort Tryon Park.

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