GREEN-WOOD RECREATES NIBLO’S PLEASURE GARDEN OF YORE

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The beloved Victorian extravaganza is back – and for two nights this year! Green-Wood Cemetery will transform itself into a nineteenth-century pleasure garden for a one-of-a-kind show with entertainment curated by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, masters of vaudeville and the performing arts.

Green-Wood’s sixth annual celebration of permanent resident William Niblo (1789-1878) is back with two nights of fanfare! This outdoor extravaganza begins just before twilight with the flair of authentic Victorian-era entertainment, including fire eaters, musicians, contortionists, performers on floats and more.

Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and picnic dinners as they enjoy the show on the banks of Crescent Water, one of Green-Wood’s beautiful glacial ponds, in front of Niblo’s stately and newly restored mausoleum. After the show, guests will be invited to peek into Niblo’s final resting place for a candlelit glimpse inside the nineteenth-century structure.

Niblo’s Garden was the Radio City Music Hall of its day. A theater-garden, considered the destination for entertainment in New York City, the fashionable venue was located in Manhattan on Broadway between Prince and Crosby and could sit 3,200 people for shows featuring acrobats, vaudeville, dramas, musical concerts, and operas. Replete with sparkling lanterns, fountains, and an open-air restaurant and bar, Niblo’s Garden routinely featured the top musicians, dancers, and entertainers of the time. It was also the site of America’s first work of musical theater.

WHEN: Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14, 2018; 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Shows are the same each night and tickets are valid for one performance only. Reservations are recommended.

You must be 21 or older, with ID, to consume alcohol.

Event Dates
Friday, July 13, 2018 through Saturday, July 14, 2018
Event time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost / donation
$40; $35 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and members of the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Contact
Harry Weil,
events@green-wood.co
m, 718-210-3080

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