Another cool live event coming your way — and a mysterious one at that. Green-Wood Cemetery is bringing you a haunting outdoor event on the evening of Saturday, June 17, entitled A Night of Victorian Tragedies and Greg will be emceeing the event — and bringing you one of the spooky stories himself!
Here’s the description from Green-Wood Cemetery:
The Victorians knew a thing or two about tragedy. They seemed to almost revel in tales of disaster and heartbreak. And a Victorian-era cemetery, like Green-Wood, has no dearth of these sad, sad stories.
Greg Young, co-host of the award-winning NYC history podcast, The Bowery Boys, emcees a night of storytelling, where you and your fellow audience members will vote on the most tragic of Victorian tales.
He will be joined by a team of seasoned storytellers who will try to convince you that their own heartbreaking tale of a Green-Wood permanent resident is worthy of the title.
Will it be the victims of a shipwreck just 300 yards from port or the beautiful Charlotte Canda thrown from her horse-drawn carriage on the night of her 17th birthday? A bit Victorian-era trivia is also on deck, along with some great Green-Wood prizes for the most knowledgeable (or lucky). Be sure to bring tissues. Fainting couches not provided.
The story tellers:
Eric Grundhauser – Staff Writer at Atlas Obscura
LJ Lindhurst – Expert Tour Guide at Green-Wood
Matt Dellinger – Writer, Archivist, and Civil War Reenactor
A Night of Victorian Tragedies
Saturday, June 17, 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
$20 for members of Green-Wood and BHS / $25 for nonmembers
There are limited seats available so get your tickets now!