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THE HARPISTS
As Close as It Gets to a 19th-Century Pleasure Garden
A sort of throwback 19th-century pleasure garden and theater is popping up at the site of William Niblo’s mausoleum. You’ll lounge out and picnic on the grass as fire-eaters, contortionists and harp players do their respective things all around you. After the show, you can wander around by candlelight. Then, and only then, will your night be complete.
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Jul 16, 7-10pm, $32-$37, Green-Wood, entrance at 25th St and 5th Ave, Brooklyn, 718-210-3080

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Green-Wood “House” Tour

Sunday, October 4, 12:00 pm6:00 pm

Don’t miss one of Green-Wood’s most popular events! For one day only, we’re opening many of our most impressive and elaborate mausoleums for public perusal. Peek inside massive stone slabs and elaborate iron-wrought doors as you step inside stunning examples of Green-Wood’s distinct architecture. This self-guided tour will include the Egyptian Revival tomb of John Taylor Johnston, an early president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the ornamental Nichols mausoleum which served as a kind of hostel for Nichols friends and family; the imposing mausoleum of the Dewey’s, a family of early American settlers; and several more . At each stop, “house” docents will offer a glimpse into the lives of the personalities who now rest in these opulent structures. Bring your sneakers and walk the route, or use the Green-Wood trolley for “Hop on, hop off” service between each site. A handy map, provided at the main entrance, will show the locations of each open house.

$15 for members of Green-Wood and BHS/$20 for non-members.

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