Summer may be over, and it may be a tad too early for Halloween (unless you run a store, in which case you’ve been putting Halloween merchandise out since April), but that doesn’t mean that the lengthy offerings at Laurel Hill Cemetery are coming to a stop.
As the blazing hot temperatures of summer give way to the far more enjoyable crispy weather of early fall, there is no better time to take in any one of the events going on in the city’s best-known cemetery on Ridge Avenue in Fairmount Park. The Fringe Festival event Death is a Cabaret Ol’ Chum: A Graveyard Cabaret will take place from September 13-16 at 8PM each night. The cabaret is a ghoulish-themed product of New York-based REV Theatre Company. Tickets are $25 and include free cocktails.
For fitness fans out there, the last Yoga in the Cemetery class of the 2017 season will take place on Saturday, September 16 at 2PM. Before the cold weather forces you to interior locations, get in one last outdoor workout in the tranquil cemetery with noted instructor Emily Tara Sabalbaro. Admission to the class is just $15.
If movies are your thing, Laurel Hill Cemetery naturally has you covered with its latest monthly installment of Cinema in the Cemetery on Friday, September 8 at 8PM. September’s offering will be the 1972 cult classic Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things, directed by Bob Clark, who would later go on to direct films like Porky’s and A Christmas Story. As an added bonus, local punk rock icon Rodney Anonymous of the Dead Milkmen will be on hand to host and offer commentary on the film.
Rounding out the September events are Into the Veil, where patrons will “choose their own path of discovery” of music and entertainment among the cemetery’s hallowed grounds; and Spirits and Spiritualists, a tour of noted psychics and skeptics—and their historical stories. Into the Veil will be held on Saturday, September 23 at 8PM while Spirits and Spiritualists will be held on Tuesday, September 26 at 6PM.
For more information, including ticket prices, rain dates, and necessary links, check out the cemetery’s website.