A Night at Niblo’s Garden with Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
Enjoy a twilight picnic at this re-creation of New York City’s premier 19thcentury theater
A Night at Niblo’s Garden
Saturday, July 22, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This popular event is back for 2017 and better than ever! Niblo’s Garden was once one of New York City’s largest and most elaborate theaters (at Prince and Broadway in SoHo) replete with sparkling lanterns, fountains, a festive open-air restaurant and bar, and featuring the top musicians, dancers, and entertainers of the time. Owner and impresario, William Niblo, an eccentric himself, was known to invite friends to the site of his elaborate mausoleum at Green-Wood, built for his dearly departed wife, turning the lakeside burial plot into a pleasure garden of its own. He was said to have visited the mausoleum on a daily basis, bringing friends, picnicking and even stocking the nearby pond with goldfish.
Enjoy a Victorian extravaganza of performing arts put on by our good friends at Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, a vaudeville and arts powerhouse since 1995. Your night will begin with a picnic (bring your own) around the beautiful pond Crescent Water and will unfold into an evening of showmanship in front of Niblo’s grand mausoleum. As always, author and Niblo expert Ben Feldman will hold court as Niblo himself. Bring a blanket, snacks, and drinks, and prepare to be dazzled by 19th-century games, fire eaters, contortionists, and much more – all lit by candles and a starry sky.
$35 for members of Green-Wood and BHS / $40 for non-members.