SOLD OUT! SEPTEMBER 12 & 13: BEAT Festival Presents Crossing Over - Atlas Obscura
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SOLD OUT! SEPTEMBER 12 & 13: BEAT Festival Presents Crossing Over

A Performance Adventure in Green-Wood Cemetery

Join us for two unforgettable evenings of site specific performance as we journey through Green-Wood Cemetery's beautiful historic grounds.

The New York Obscura Society is thrilled to partner with this year's BEAT Festival for Crossing Over, a nighttime tour of Green-Wood Cemetery featuring four site-specific dance performances, each uniquely created by a distinctive Brooklyn-based choreographer to celebrate the now with history and place as the stunning backdrop. 

Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood was one of the first rural cemeteries in America, with 478 spectacular acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds and winding paths. In their biggest and boldest event yet, BEAT Festival will be highlighting this incredible setting with a series of site-specific performances featuring emerging and contemporary Brooklyn choreographers presented in mysterious and majestic locations along the tour’s path. Atlas Obscura will act as your guide on this moonlit journey through the grounds, highlighting tombs from New York’s remarkable performing arts history before concluding the night within the cemetery’s hallowed catacombs.

Featuring tours by Atlas Obscura and site-specific performances created by Elisabet Torras Aguilera, LEIMAY: Shige Moriya & Ximena Garnica, Shirel Jones, and Sophia Schrank.


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  • September 12 & 13; 7:30, 7:50, 8:10 and 8:30PM
  • Tickets: $35; Festival passes can be purchased for $60 and include entry to all BEAT Festival events.
  • Each Crossing Over tour lasts approximately 2 hours and may be hilly and strenuous; comfortable footwear is strongly recommended.
  • Check in will be at the main entrance to Green-Wood Cemetery, located at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 25th Street in Brooklyn, NY. 
  • All performances are rain or shine.