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Secret Mausoleum Club: The First Gathering

The most secret gatherings in New York City have been under lock-and-key for centuries, until now.

The start of summer comes with the thrill of a roller coaster ride – it smells like sea and sunscreen, sounds like a hot grill, and feels like a carnival. Our debut gathering of the Secret Mausoleum Club pays homage to the start of summer and the visionaries of amusements found within Green-Wood Cemetery's walls.

A peaceful hush falls over Green-Wood’s grounds each night as the gates close. It is in that near-darkness when the members of the Secret Mausoleum Club congregate; as centuries-old monuments stand guard over those laid to permanently rest within. Following the success of the annual Into The Veil festival, Atlas Obscura and Green-Wood Cemetery are collaborating this year to present The Secret Mausoleum Club, opening Green-Wood’s historic gates and selected mausoleums for an extraordinary series of intimate after-hours immersive experiences.

Each exclusive evening has been specially curated to celebrate legends, legacies, and lore, and each meeting will feature a unique mausoleum with programming inspired by the surroundings. Clues shared before each event will help guests decipher the night’s theme. Take in an inspiring performance and a historic persona or two – an evening of surprising discoveries awaits.


  • Your ticket includes an open wine, beer, and special cocktail bar from local favorite Sea Witch Tavern. A special after-party will commence at Sea Witch in the hours following the event with Secret Mausoleum Club drink specials.
  • This event is strictly 21+; I.D. required. Cocktail attire and carnival-themed accessorization is encouraged, as is sensible footware. Keep in mind that the cemetery can get quite chilly at night.


This event meets at the Fort Hamilton Entrance, and not the main gate of the cemetery. The entrance is located at Fort Hamilton Parkway and Micieli Place.



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