Obscura Day 2016: Secret Garden Party at Marble Cemetery - Atlas Obscura

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Obscura Day 2016: Secret Garden Party at Marble Cemetery

Enter a hidden world of 19th century wonder and exalt in the extraordinary at this Obscura Day celebration.

Join other Obscura Day adventurers in a celebration of the strange, wonderful, and historical at our Victorian-inspired Secret Garden Party at Marble Cemetery. The small burial ground in Manhattan's East Village, often called the Second Avenue Cemetery, is a tucked away oasis frozen in 19th century beauty. Enter its hidden splendor and enjoy a trip back in time with absinthe-tastings, exotic birds, stereoscopic viewings, croquet, traditional parlour games, and other eccentric wonders from the past.

Be serenaded by the music of traditional 19th century instruments and technologies as you lap up Springtime drinks and sweet and savory treats. Take a butterfly-pinning workshop with the Evolution Store, flower crowns with Aurora Botanica, and a talk and tasting by absinthe connoisseur and author of Absinthe Antiques: A Collection from la Belle Époque, Scott MacDonald.

Explore the history of Marble Cemetery through self-guided investigation and celebrate the wondrous at this immersive highlight of our NYC Obscura Day line-up!


Saturday, April 16th; 3:30pm – 7:30 pm

$45 Early Bird (on sale until 3/28)

$60 General Admission


*Absinthe talk and tastings included in your ticket price. Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages will be offered as well.* 

Wine cocktails and beer open bar.

Check out our full lineup of amazing adventures taking place all around the world on Obscura Day, our annual celebration of discovery!

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