This year marks the 245th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Washington, a key event during the Revolutionary War. NYC Parks and The Fort Tryon Park Trust will commemorate this event with an historic reenactment, arts & crafts, colonial music & games ~ along with an artist talk by Zaq Landsberg, creator of ‘Tomb Effigy of Margaret Corbin‘ on November 14, 2021 from Noon to 3:00pm
The free event will explore the colonial history and Revolutionary War significance of the battle and park with blacksmith and cooking demonstrations, live 18th-century music and games, and revolutionary era arts & crafts. Artist Zaq Landsberg will give two free talks on his recent installation in honor of Margaret Corbin, considered the first woman to fight for America during the Battle of Fort Washington in 1776.
Don your finest colonial regalia and travel back in time for the commemoration of the 1776 Battle of Fort Washington.
Artist Talks with Claire Weiss Emerging Artist Award Winner Zaq Landsberg
1:15 p.m. & 2:15 p.m. at the Linden Terrace
During the event, artist Zaq Landsberg will give talks about this artwork on display in Fort Tryon Park, “Tomb Effigy of Margaret Corbin.” Landsberg is the 2020 recipient of the Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award, made possible with support from Janet and John Koehne, which provided $10,000 to this winning installation. Learn why he was inspired to portray Revolutionary War heroine Margaret Corbin (1751–1800), his intent for the work, his methodology and more.
Admission to the event, including demonstrations, live colonial music & games, arts & crafts, and artist talks are free, and prizes will be offered to attendees wearing the most authentic costumes! The event will take place in Fort Tryon Park, Cafe Lawn & Environs, Margaret Corbin Circle & Margaret Corbin Drive.
Have you visiting Zaq Landsberg’s ‘Reclining Liberty’ in Morningside Park?