Home to the ghosts of famous old people like Alexander Hamilton, John Jacob Astor, and Eliza Jumel–a prostitute who later became the richest woman in America and wife to Aaron Burr in a colonial-style “Pretty Woman”–The Trinity Church has been a resting place for our city’s finest since 1687 and remains Manhattan’s only active cemetery. This Friday, you can party with the ghosts at its free “Halloween Is Happening” event from 4-10PM.
From 4-6PM, all ages are welcome to hear treats, stories about the churchyard, and see if any ghosts show up when taking photos in the complimentary photo booth. From 6-8PM, adults can head to the Haunted Hamilton Happy Hour before a candlelit screening of the 1925 version of “The Phantom of the Opera” kicks off at 8PM with live organ accompaniment. It’s dubbed one of the scariest movies in history, so I wouldn’t plan on getting much sleep after.
Halloween Is Happening
Friday, Oct. 29th 4-10PM
The Trinity Church
74 Trinity Place (Wall Street at Broadway) [Financial District]
UPDATE: This year’s film is The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), which screens from 7pm-9pm; last year’s screening was The Phantom of the Opera. Please also note that the overall event is from 4pm-9pm (details below). All are welcome and all events are free with donations accepted.