WHIDC Programs

Since its inception in 1978, WHIDC has been dedicated to promoting the development and retention of businesses and jobs in Upper Manhattan and the Western Bronx. Our programs include The Business Operating Success System (BOSS), Child Care Business Development and The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park

About WHIDC Programs

WHIDC offers CPR, AED, and First Aid classes to the public on a monthly basis, as well as custom CPR and/or First Aid classes by request. 

The Business Operating Success System (BOSS) provides one-on-one business development assistance to micro-businesses in Upper Manhattan and the Western Bronx.

The program has completed 30 cycles, graduating 407 providers, who have opened 237 new childcare businesses, and created 393 new jobs and 1,400 new childcare slots.

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The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park

The Medieval Festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. This one-day festival attracts visitors from throughout the region to see that our community is a nice place to visit and a great place to invest, live and conduct business in. The event features jousting knights on horseback, falconers, Medieval-style entertainment, educational events and over 100 performers in period costumes. Admission is free. WHIDC has produced the Festival since 1983. It has grown into the largest scheduled event in all NYC Parks, routinely attracting over 60,000 – 70,000 visitors.

If you are interested in becoming a non-food vendor, volunteer or to purchase ad space in festival programs, please contact the organizers.

To All Performers and Vendors: The 2022 Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon is scheduled for October 2, 2022.