When you kick the bucket where do you want to end up? There isn't a more glamorous and Big Apple-riffic place than Green-wood Cemetery. You're not gonna live forever, right? Start exploring your options now. Anyone see the flick, Premature Burial? It could happen.
Ok, enough of that hop, skip and jump down morbidity lane. GWC's late Fall tour asks us to "Celebrate the fall season with tales of murder, mayhem, spirits and ghosts on our annual autumn tours led by Green-Wood’s historian Jeff Richman. Visit the graves of The Wizard of Oz, George Washington’s favorite dentist, the founders of Spiritualism, and many more. The tour includes a visit to the Catacombs, usually closed to the public."
It's said that only the dead know Brooklyn. Green-wood's got 'em all. Activists, artists, inventors, mobsters, political types, you name 'em, they're there - Dead! Green-wood's 580,000 permanent residents probably know a thing or two about our little city.
Afterward we'll head over to neighboring Park Slope for a bite to eat at one of their vegan/vegan-friendly restaurants.
Read Green-wood's story here: http://www.green-wood.com/about-history/
Pretty amazing, no? And a lot easier to get to than Niagara Falls.
Purchase your tour ticket here: http://www.green-wood.com/event/two-late-october-walking-tours-2/
The tour department says that there is no maximum for attendance.
Look back at this event page the day before to see if there are any modifications to our gathering place. I'll see what Green-wood recommends once they have a better idea of turnout.
How to get there: Take the R train to 25th Street Station. Walk east one block to Green-Wood at 5th Avenue and 25th Street.
Check for any weekend service advisories here: http://mta.info/weekender.html