Green-Wood Cemetery is well-known by New Yorkers as a final resting place for some of our most esteemed residents: Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed, and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Surprisingly, there is much more to experience at Green-Wood than just visiting the graves of history’s dearly departed. Here are 7 magnificent finds in Green-Wood Cemetery:
7. Concerts for the Dead
Photograph by David Allee
Climb down, carefully, into the catacombs of Green-Wood and you may be treated to stunning concerts by world renowned artists in this sacred space. On one of the last evenings of summer, the catacombs were filled with piano music performed by Christina and Michelle Naughton, twin sisters who are also a powerfully talented dynamic duo on the stage. Their music is so intricate that they are known to be the only people in the world who can play music that is so complicated that it previously could only be played by a machine! Unison Media, run by Andrew Ousley, orchestrated a series of classical concerts called The Angel’s Share in Green-Wood’s catacombs, which played to completely sold out audiences. The shows were complemented by a whiskey tasting, stunning sunsets over the grassy hills, and a communal walk through the cemetery. A rousing success, you can be assured that there will be a future encore of this series. Unison Media resumed its classical concert series known as The Crypt Sessions at the Church of the Intercession in Hamilton Heights on October 18th.