Well, it’s that time of year again. Time to walk Green-Wood Cemetery at night. I’ll be leading Saturday Night by Moonlight, Flashlight, and Footlights on Saturday, May 22, starting at 8:15 p.m. If all goes as planned, we’ll see a great sunset from up on Green-Wood’s hills, and then I’ll lead you through the cemetery.
We’ll have two accordions playing for us–Bob Goldburg and Carl Riehl will be tickling the ivories (do accordionists tickle ivories, or is it only pianists)? That’s Bob on the right in this photograph; I don’t have a photo of Carl, but you get the idea . . . . We’ll go inside the Catacombs, always a treat, but a very special treat in the dark! And we’ll walk to the light (weather permitting) of the moon. The finale is “New York, New York,” written by Fred Ebb (a permanent resident of Green-Wood) and played by our accordions up on Battle Hill, with the Manhattan skyline in the distance. Bring a flashlight and you’re all set.
If you’ve never walked through Green-Wood in the dark (and odds are you haven’t), it is a very special treat.
No reservations are necessary.
Admission is $10 for Historic Fund members, $20 for the public.
Hope to see you Saturday night!