Niblo's Garden was an outdoor "pleasure dome" and the premier entertainment house of the 19th century. According to Green-Wood, it was "strung with lights, adorned with fountains and [featured] the top musicians, dancers and entertainers of the time."
Niblo turned his Green-Wood mausoleum (built well in advance) into a pleasure garden as well, "with friends, picnics, and entertainment."
Now Green-Wood and the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus are transforming the mausoleum into a Victorian extravaganza of performing arts.
Author and Niblo expert Ben Feldman will present himself as Niblo. Green-Wood says bring a blanket, snacks, and drinks, and "prepare to be dazzled by 19th-century games, fire eaters, contortionists, and much more – all lit by candles and a starry sky."
$32 for members of Green-Wood and BHS/$37 for non-members.
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