DRINK IN PEACE

Toast the dearly departed in Green-Wood

Why should creepy, stalking clowns have all the fun? Green-Wood hosts a party of its own, sans the balloons and red-nosed wierdos, let’s hope. At tonight’s Twilight Tour and Catacomb Cocktails gathering, the brave and intrepid are invited to explore Brooklyn’s 478-acre burial grounds just as the sun sets. A guided walk highlights the cemetery’s truly stunning landscapes—rolling hills and valleys like nowhere else in New York City. Pause to visit the graves of some of its most famous “residents,” which include Leonard Bernstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Horace Greeley. Afterward, wind down with drinks and refreshments as you wander the torch-lit catacombs. Built in the 19th century for those who couldn’t afford their own mausoleums, the tunnels house 30 vaults branching off from the gothic-style chapel. While they are brightly illuminated by skylight during the day, tonight’s cocktail hour provides a rare opportunity to experience their eerie beauty after dark.
Sat., Aug. 2, 8:30 p.m., 2014

 
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