Into The Veil

Into The Veil

Into The Veil

Green-Wood | 25th Street and Fifth Avenue | Park Slope

Back by popular demand, Atlas Obscura and Green-Wood present an evening of exploration and discovery, Into The Veil, featuring dozens of live performances – some small and intimate and others, bold and grand - on Friday, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th with both evenings featuring similar programming.

Where Green-Wood Cemetery's Gothic arch rises high above Brooklyn, there exists a portal between the land of the living and the realm of the dead. Since the 19th century, Green-Wood's elaborate brownstone gate has represented the connection between those two spaces. It is New York's legendary and eternal home to authors, artists, and historic personalities—and here, we will meet again to venture Into The Veil.

Our third year of Into The Veil brings the promise of an extended event with even more to discover. This fall, Atlas Obscura and Green-Wood are conjuring two evenings of exploration and immersion― featuring dozens of intimate and grand performances alike. Mausoleum doors will creak open, glasses will be raised, and memories that last a lifetime will be made.

Attendees both new and returning will find their own unique experiences, weaving together stories from the 560,000 lives interred across Green-Wood’s historic 478 acres. Navigating below the silhouettes of thousands of starlit trees, let your curiosity lead you through winding pathways, revealing hidden spaces of music, history, and storytelling. Performances, readings, and other activities will unfold over the course of the night starting at 8 p.m. and continuing until the midnight hour. Where will your night lead?




Go even deeper Into The Veil with a VIP Experience
VIP ticket holders are invited to join us just after 6 p.m. Promptly at 6:30 p.m., your hosts will greet you at the gates and whisk you off the beaten path to experience even more magic and mystery. Limited to 150 participants, inclusive of refreshments for the duration of the pre-party.


$65 for members of Green‑Wood and BHS
$70 for nonmembers.


$75 for members of Green‑Wood and BHS
$80 for nonmembers.


$125 for members of Green‑Wood and BHS
$130 for nonmembers.

$145 for members of Green‑Wood and BHS
$150 for nonmembers.

  • This event is strictly 21+; I.D. required.
  • Cocktail attire is encouraged as is sensible footwear; keep in mind that the cemetery can get quite chilly at night.
  • Both evenings will feature similar programming.
  • Each general admission ticket permits you entry on the selected date, with programming going from 8 pm - 12 am on both nights.
  • Green-Wood Members may contact Green-Wood Cemetery for more details on membership discount codes (718-210-3080 or
  • Advanced tickets are highly recommended, as tickets to this event are likely to sell out quickly.




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.

A magnet for history buffs and bird watchers, Green-Wood is a Revolutionary War historic site (the Battle of Long Island was fought in 1776 across what is now its grounds), a designated site on the Civil War Discovery Trail and a registered member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System.