Café Lawn

Join the Fort Tryon Tryon Park Trust, NYC Parks, and the Michels family to celebrate 86 years of Fort Tryon Park and to honor the late New York City Council Member Stan Michels. Enjoy live jazz by local impresario Marjorie Eliot, her son Rudel Drears, and their ensemble! This year’s event will be held on the Cafe Lawn – the area south of the park’s concession building

Stan Michels represented Northern Manhattan in the City Council for 24 years from 1978 through 2001. He was a steadfast advocate for parks, allocating over $50 million for park improvements in Washington Heights, Inwood, and Harlem, including nearly every playground in his district. The promenade was named in his honor shortly before he passed away on August 1, 2008.

Event presented by the Fort Tryon Park Trust.