Time: July 12, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: Green Wood Cemetery
Street: 500 25th Street
City/Town: Brooklyn NY 11232
Website or Map: http://www.green-wood.com/
Event Type: performance
Organized By: Green-Wood Cemetery/The Victorian Society New York
Latest Activity: Jul 1, 2014
Green-Wood Cemetery, final resting place of many prominent Irish born New Yorkers, is hosting an event coinciding with the publication of the biography of William Niblo by Ben Feldman. Irish born Niblo became a significant force in 19th Century New York City theatre. He was also an active member of the Friendly Sons of St Patrick, hosting many events for them.
"This popular event is back for 2014 and better than ever! Imagine an outdoor pleasure dome, strung with lights, adorned with fountains and featuring the top musicians, dancers and entertainers of the time. That was the scene at Niblo’s Garden – the premier entertainment house of the 19th century. Niblo himself had a habit of turning his Green-Wood mausoleum – built years before his death – into a pleasure garden of its own, with friends, picnics and goldfish-stocked ponds.
Join author, historian, and Niblo expert Ben Feldman to bring the glory of Niblo’s Garden to Green-Wood! Enjoy an evening picnic around the beautiful glacial pond Crescent Water, and take in an evening of showmanship in front of the grand Niblo mausoleum. Bring a blanket, some snacks and drinks, and you’ll be dazzled by fire jugglers, singers, even famed knife thrower Throwdini! – all under paper lanterns and a starry sky."
More info on purchasing tickets at http://www.green-wood.com/event/a-night-at-niblos-garden/