Weeping angels, secret symbols and the city’s past revealed: As the days grow shorter and leaves crunch underfoot, come out for another season of exploring local cemeteries, crypts, and historic places of final repose with Atlas Obscura resident expert Allison Meier.



Sun, October 14 - Catacombs and Other Curiosities: A Walk in Green-Wood Cemetery
Explore of some of Green-Wood Cemetery’s more offbeat corners, such as the rarely opened catacombs and monuments both beautiful and strange in a wander through the Brooklyn cemetery’s 478 acres.
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Sat, October 20 - A Beautiful Death in the Bronx: Walk the Art and Stories of Woodlawn Cemetery
Journey to historic Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx to discover its lavish mausoleums and ornate memorials, as well as some of the captivating stories of the more than 300,000 people who now call its 400 acres their eternal home.
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Sun, October 28 - New York Marble Cemetery & East Village Burial Sites
Join us for an afternoon of East Village burial ground exploration starting at the usually off-limits New York Marble Cemetery.
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Sun, November 11 - Preserving History: A Visit to Bayside Cemetery in Queens
Explore the mid-19th century Bayside Cemetery in Ozone Park, one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in New York City. Learn about current preservation work and the history of the cemetery on this visit, and walk the paths lined with gated mausoleum lots and dense rows of tombs that mix with the overgrowth of urban vegetation centered on a small forest.
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