Alas, I was too late to forewarn you about the Renaissance Festival, and would have missed it myself if not for the tip from Astrid (thanks!). But there are more reasons to visit Fort Tryon Park.
It is a lovely place, away from it all with city, hill, and river views perfet for contemplation. And to be honest, their Ren Faire has got nothing on the real one (see previous Brix Pick in Tuxedo) with its crowds and lines, so make a trip later this fall to the park to enjoy the scenery in relative tranquility.
But what do you think?