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Atlas Obscura & Green-Wood Cemetery Present: Into the Veil

Make your way through Green-Wood Cemetery's elaborate gates for live music and libations as we explore a liminal world between the land of the living and the realm of the dead.

Back by popular demand!

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. Since the 19th century, Green-Wood's elaborate brownstone gate has represented the connection between those two spaces.

On this special autumn evening, cross that portal and join Green-Wood and Atlas Obscura for a night of exploration and discovery. Attendees will make their own ways, on their own unique adventures, weaving together stories from the 560,000 lives interred across Green-Wood’s historic 478 acres. Navigating below the silhouettes of thousands of starlit trees, curiosity will lead you through winding pathways, revealing hidden spaces of music, history, and experience. Performances, readings, and other activities will unfold over the course of the night starting at 8pm. Where will your night lead?

Get a tantalizing glimpse into last year's event here.

Go even deeper into the veil with a VIP Experience!
VIP ticket holders are invited to join us a little after 6:00 PM. Promptly at 6:30 PM, your hosts will greet you at the gates and whisk you off the beaten path to experience a bit more magic and mystery. Limited to 125 participants, inclusive of refreshments.

This event is strictly 21+; I.D. required. Cocktail attire is encouraged as is sensible footwear; keep in mind that the cemetery can get quite chilly at night. A flashlight is also strongly recommended.


Before September 15: $65 for members of Green‑Wood and BHS/$70 for nonmembers.
After September 15: $70 for members of Green‑Wood and BHS/$75 for nonmembers.

VIP Experience: $145 for members of Green‑Wood and BHS/$150 for nonmembers.