Saturday night, we will make the journey out to Long Island. The first stop is HV Asylum in Coram, NY. Then it’s on to Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse of Horrors in Bellport, NY. As if that isn’t amazing enough, we will also be given a private ghost tour of the 100 year old property and then get to spend the night in the gorgeously creepy Edwardian mansion.
I am dying to pay a visit to Obscura, the Antiques & Oddities Shop featured in the reality series “Oddities” on the discovery science channel. Located on Avenue A in Manhattan, this spooky shop is filled with unique pieces ranging from macabre to bizarre. Recently aired episodes have included the sale of rare medical antiques, skulls, taxidermy, and the custom articulation of two cat skeletons. The shop owned by Mike Zohn and Evan Michelson, is always looking for new and interesting items to stock their shelves, so you never know what amazing piece of history is about to walk through the door. We’re looking forward to stopping by the shop sometime next week.
Today Living Social is featuring a Twilight Tour of Brooklyn’s Historic Green-Wood Cemetery followed by a Cocktail Reception (and beer from Brooklyn Brewery) and Music in the Cemetery for $25. There are only 15 Hours left to take advantage of this special tour, which is schedule for two nights only: Thursday, July 26th and Saturday, July 28th from 8-10:30pm.
“There are few places more atmospheric than a cemetery at dusk – and Green-Wood is top notch when it comes to beauty and atmosphere. Normally in operation only during daylight hours, this special event will lead you on a twilight tour of the expansive grounds. As the sun sets on 478 spectacular acres, you’ll weave through stunning landscapes and visit the graves of prominent figures in New York and American culture.
After the walking tour, enjoy drinks, light refreshments and live accordion music in the cemetery. Our catacombs and several mausolea will be open, so you can wander around by torchlight and visit the opulent indoor resting places of Green-Wood as you sip your drink.” – from the Official Green-Wood Cemetery Website
Saturday night at 10pm the Science Channel kicked off the second season of Dark Matters: Twisted But True. This creepy series explores strange science and history’s most bizarre experiments. We are completely addicted… Tune in Saturdays at 10pm on SCI.