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Obscura Society NYC: Cocktails in the Crypt

Head uptown and underground for an exclusive night of live music and high end cocktails in a historic Harlem crypt

Join us for a very special night of live music and cocktails in the Church of the Intercession's beautiful Gothic columbarium.

Set on a hillside overlooking Old Trinity Cemetery and formerly a part of the Audubon family estate, the Church of the Intercession of Harlem is hailed as one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in New York. Completed in 1915 as the third and final in a series of churches constructed under the same name, the chapel was built in partnership with downtown's Trinity Wall Street Church. With lower Manhattan's graveyards already (sometimes literally) overflowing and burial space in high demand, Trinity insisted on the inclusion of a mortuary chapel at the new site to allow for holding of the deceased prior to burial. Later, in the 1920s, the walls of the crypt were carved out to permanently house cremated remains, making the Church of the Intercession the first in the country with its own interior columbarium.

In tribute to this impressive and historic space and as a nod to the incredible music and artistry that sprang from the theaters, nightclubs and illicit speakeasies of Harlem during New York's Jazz Age, we've invited a slew of talented musicians to join us underground for a very special improvisational night of live music within the crypt. As in the Roaring Twenties, the cocktails will be flowing generously, the vibe will be elated and the music will make you want to move.

Vintage attire is encouraged; dress to impress!

This event is strictly 21+

Questions? Email: megan@atlasobscura.com



Saturday, May 24, 10:00pm- 1:00am
Tickets: $75. Ticket price includes admission and an unlimited open bar.
Check in will be at the front entrance to the Church of the Intercession of Harlem, located at 550 W 155th St and Amsterdam. Following check in, guests will be directed through the cloisters to enter the church's catacombs through the Old Trinity Cemetery entrance.
This event is 21+, please bring your I.D.