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Nightfall: Danse Macabre

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October 19, 2023 , 7:00pm 10:00pm

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Rain Date: October 21st

The undeniable truth is, we are all going to die. So why not embrace the inevitable and go dancing to our graves? This year’s Nightfall—the crowning event of Green-Wood’s fall season—is inspired by the danse macabre or dance of death. Dating to the Middle Ages, it describes skeletons enticing kings, cardinals, and common folk to their graves with musical accompaniment (or for the more reluctant, by hook or by crook). It’s a poignant reminder that the same fate awaits us all. Till then, shake off any fears or anxieties and join us in a celebration of time we have left together.

Price: $75, $70 for members, $100 for VIPs

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This not-to-be-missed evening of music and moving image set across Green-Wood’s historic landscape is co-curated by Death of Classical and Rooftop Films, entertainment provided by the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, and storytelling and show and tell by Morbid Anatomy. Kings County Brewers Collective is the official beverage sponsor for Nightfall. 

How can Nightfall get any better? With VIP tickets! Enjoy two complimentary refreshments (beer or wine) of your choice, and the official Nightfall 2023 tote bag. 

Before Purchasing A Ticket, Please Note:

  • All attendees must be 21 or older: IDs will be checked!
  • Refunds and exchanges: Ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds unless the event is canceled. If a rain date is scheduled, tickets will be honored only on Saturday, October 21st
  • Where To Go: Check-in begins at 6:30pm and takes place at the Main Entrance on Fifth Avenue and 25th Street (500 25th Street). Doors open at 7pm.
  • Tickets: There is no need to print tickets! Attendees will be checked in by name.
  • For Your Safety: We strongly encourage attendees to wear suitable footwear and bring flashlights.The route includes several steep hills, some stairs, as well as grassy and uneven terrain. Attendees must follow ALL instructions and guidance from Cemetery staff and ambassadors.

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Don’t know your Member ID number? Not sure which ticket or membership type to order? Call 718-210-3080 or email contactus@green-wood.com with any questions.