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Concert in the Catacombs

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Green-Wood Cemetery
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Time Out says

One of the eeriest but most spectacular only-in-New-York annual musical events is officially returning for the season! Green-Wood Cemetery has announced a new series of concerts in its historic Catacombs. Yes, you read that right: live music played in crypts.

This year, the program is curated by experimental singer and Broadway darling Gelsey Bell, who has already selected the likes of jazz legend William Parker and violinist Eddy Kwon as some of the performers. 

The Catacombs were first set up in the 1850s as affordable alternatives to traditional burial lots but they are now rarely open to the public—so you're going to want to visit while you can.

In addition to it being a unique destination for a concert, the venue provides some of the best acoustics around town.

You can check out the full schedule, which kicks off this week, and purchase tickets for each session right here.


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