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All Hallow’s Eve Family Ghost Tour Event

Celebrate Halloween with the Morris-Jumel Mansion by joining us for a unique tour of the house by candlelight! Each guest will receive a candle (don’t worry, it’s a fake candle) to guide them through the house while learning about its history and hearing spooky stories of the spirits who may still inhabit the house. Participants will also have the opportunity to make their own paper lantern craft on the exterior of the house (in the event of rain, supplies for this activity will be distributed as a take-home project).

Tickets are required. $10 per family (up to 5 people per family group).

This event is strictly for those 8 and over; individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult at all times.
This event is capped at 15 participants per tour. Tours occur every 30 minutes – please see timed ticketing options on our Eventbrite page.
All participants over the age of 12 must be vaccinated, according to NYC health and safety regulations.

Costumes are permitted; however due to COVID-19, face masks must be worn at all times, and therefore costume masks (rubber, etc.) may not be worn.

There are four entry times for this event – please click here to reserve your preferred timed entry: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-hallows-eve-family-ghost-tour-tickets-182992795377?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb

Please note: This is not a trick-or-treating event; candy will not be distributed but there will be fun prizes.

Inwood Art Works: MENDELSSOHN ON THE HUDSON – Self-guided historical and musical walking tour

A Historical and Musical Walking Tour of German Jewish Washington Heights

Mendelssohn on the Hudson is a self-guided historical and musical walking tour that follows the footsteps of the German Jews and others who fled 1930s Nazi Germany to settle in Washington Heights, also referred to at the time as “Frankfurt on the Hudson.” The self-directed historical tour route – offering autonomy, fresh air, and social distancing – includes West 181 Street to the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park, and points in between.

The musical stories presented at their specific locations offer a rare, multi-layered connection between storyteller and listener. It’s an unusual, accessible, and free musical experience via smartphone or another internet-enabled device. During the tour, visitors will hear via podcast twelve episodes with songs based on true field-collected stories from neighborhood residents set to Felix Mendelssohn’s Songs without Words. Each song offers and retains a snapshot of German Jewish life from the 1930s to the near-present. Mendelssohn on the Hudson is unique in combining oral history, musical theatre, classical music, and local landmarks into a compelling record of the German Jewish culture of Northern Manhattan.

Explore and download each episode.