Into the Veil is an explorative experience presented by Atlas Obscura and the historic Green-Wood Cemetery. Featuring dozens of intimate and grand performances, guests are invited to navigate their way under starlit trees and through mausoleums where immersive activities will unfold. No two evenings will be the same, as guests pick and choose their own experiences that weave together stories inspired by the 560,000 souls that have been laid to rest at the historic Brooklyn cemetery.
Green-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 and is deemed a National Historic Landmark. Considered one of the first rural cemeteries in the country, Green-Wood is renowned for its bounty of natural ponds, wooded acres and rolling hills. The cemetery—which in its heyday was considered the premiere spot to be buried—is now home to famous figures such as Haitian-American artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat.
The weathered landscape of Green-Wood Cemetery remains a popular attraction in New York and a perfect venue to drink champagne amongst the ghosts of politicians and poets of the past. “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,” writes Atlas Obscura in a press release.
“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.”
This weekend will be the third annual Into the Veil event, taking place both Friday and Saturday evening from 8pm to 12am ET. Tickets are still available for purchase ($80 USD for non-members or $75 USD for members of Green-Wood and BHS).