Please only RSVP after you have purchased your ticket. You may purchase the ticket at this site.
Halloween in a Cemetary?!?! YES, PLEASE!!!!
At Halloween, Trinity Church Cemetery is Manhattan’s ideal gothic autumn getaway. Its rustic, headstone-lined pathways burst with an explosion of fall foliage and colorful history. Established in 1842, this charming parcel in Washington Heights is one of New York State’s most important burying grounds, and the only one still functioning on Manhattan. The grounds--originally laid out by James Renwick Jr., and re-landscaped years later by Calvert Vaux--are steeped in Revolutionary War, Civil War, civic- and social history. They comprise a nearly 24-acre memorial park that not only chronicles much of old New York, but reflects the clandestine rituals of Santería that reveal its cultural and demographic context in the present. Waypoints of interest include Richard Sands, the renowned “ceiling walker”; Madame Eliza Jumel, the notorious adventuress; Laura E. Carson Brevoort, who threw New York’s first socially-accepted masked ball; and Cadwallader D. Colden, vigilant anti-slavery Mayor of New York City (1818-1821), who tour leader and cemetery historian Eric K. Washington personally rescued from the dark side. The cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The meeting place is outside of TASZO Café, located at 5 Edward Morgan Place (west of Broadway), between 157th & 158th Streets, Manhattan. From there we will walk with our tour guide to begin our Halloween tour of the cemetary!! The tour starts promptly at 11 a.m. so be at the meeting place by 10:45 a.m.
Even though this is an "unlimited" event, please note that you must have a purchased ticket through the MAS website, and that they have a limit. This tour is open to the public, so don't delay in getting your ticket or you may not be able to get one.