Time traveling – Our Cloisters NYC field trip

On Saturday July 14 some of our members went back in time and enjoyed a day at The Met Cloisters – located on 4 acres overlooking the Hudson River in the northern tip of Manhattan.  The Cloisters is dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe.

A subway trip got us there and we followed the signs directing us on a short walk through Fort Tyron Park to the entrance – and admission is free with a NY state ID.

It presents a gorgeous and evocative setting for more than 2,000 exceptional artworks and architectural elements from the medieval West.


We admired the breathtaking exhibits, truly beautiful artwork, and enjoyed relaxing strolls in the lovely gardens.

Not quite meeting the dress code (among other requirements), these men were politely denied applications to be 15th Century monks.

It was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday with good friends.