NIGHTFALL in Green-Wood
NIGHTFALL in Green-Wood
As night falls across Green-Wood on Friday, October 19, 2018, from 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm, step through the iconic Gothic Arch and into an unforgettable experience of ethereal sights and sounds.
Guided by the thousands of flickering candles, you’ll wander along the Cemetery’s winding paths and have chance encounters with musicians, moving images, performance artists, and storytellers. It all takes place against the stunning backdrop of one New York City’s most historic and storied landscapes, lit by the light of the silvery moon.
Creative Team: music curators Unison Media (“Crypt Sessions” and “Angel’s Share”); independent film producers Rooftop Films; purveyors of the arcane Morbid Anatomy; and performing arts powerhouse Bindlestiff Family Cirkus.
This event is strictly 21+; I.D. required. Attendees will be walking through the Cemetery at night, appropriate attire is recommended. The venue is not handicap accessible.
Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood was one of the first rural cemeteries in America. By the early 1860s, it had earned an international reputation for its magnificent beauty and became the prestigious place to be buried, attracting 500,000 visitors a year, second only to Niagara Falls as the nation’s greatest tourist attraction. Crowds flocked there to enjoy family outings, carriage rides, and sculpture viewing in the finest of first generation American landscapes. Green-Wood’s popularity helped inspire the creation of public parks, including New York City’s Central and Prospect Parks.
Green-Wood is 478 spectacular acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds and paths, throughout which exists one of the largest outdoor collections of 19th- and 20th-century statuary and mausoleums. Four seasons of beauty from century-and-a-half-old trees offer a peaceful oasis to visitors, as well as its 560,000 permanent residents, including Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed, Charles Ebbets, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Horace Greeley, Civil War generals, baseball legends, politicians, artists, entertainers and inventors.
About Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
Since 1995 the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has traveled the world, bringing its unique hybrid of Vaudeville, Circus, Burlesque, and Sideshow to theaters, clubs, colleges, and festivals. We have produced over a dozen Off and Off Off Broadway shows; custom performances for special audiences; all-ages and family productions; and sophisticated adult shows. Bindlestiff adds a contemporary twist to the grand traditions of American Circus.