Friday, October 10, 2014

A 'Spirited Stroll' Featuring Murder, Mayhem and the Otherworldly at Green-Wood

Green-Wood. Photo: MK Metz
 Green-Wood Cemetery sends this message about a "spirited stroll" featuring tales of "murder, mayhem, spirits and the otherworldly."

Sounds just the thing as Halloween approaches:

"Get into the autumnal mood and enjoy a cool, crisp day exploring Green-Wood’s beautiful fall foliage on Sunday, October 26 as Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman leads a spirited stroll through this 478-acre National Historic Landmark. This favorite fall tour features tales of murder, mayhem, spirits and the otherworldly.

"The tour will include a visit inside the Catacombs, usually closed to the public; plus other unusual and intriguing sites including a stop at the final resting place of the Fox family -- founders of Spiritualism; the gravesite of George Washington’s personal dentist, coincidentally named Dr. Greenwood; and the monument to the Wizard of Oz, Frank Morgan.

"The tour will also feature the gravesites of George Catlin, the finest artist of American Indian portraiture; singer, songwriter and actor Paul Jabarra, most noted for writing the disco hits Last Dance, Enough is Enough, It’s Raining Men and others; Bill “the Butcher” Poole, the model for the Daniel Day-Lewis character in Gangs of New York; contemporary artistic genius Jean-Michel Basquiat; and more."

WHEN: Sunday, October 26, 2014; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Green-Wood – Meet inside the main gate (25th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn)

Take the “R” train to 25th Street in Brooklyn and walk up the hill one block and into the Cemetery. Free parking is available.

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