TAPHOPHILE TRIVIA: QUIZZO in the CEMETERY
Venture out of the bars and into the cemetery as you team up with Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Young Friends group, The Antemortem Society, for a game of trivia amongst the tombstones. Hosted by the Gentlemen of the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia, Philly’s premier vintage 1864 Baseball Team; your knowledge will be tested on 19th century sports, brew and culture. This is not your average game of quizzo! Enjoy pub snacks and beer as you compete in regular quizzo categories with a vintage twist. Winning gets you bragging rights and a great prize for your team.
About The Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia
The Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia is Philly’s premier vintage baseball team. They hold true to 1864 base ball rules and regulations, matching it with appropriate period attire and allowing fans to step back in time and see how America’s favorite pastime was played. When not traveling to play league matches between Rhode Island and Washington DC, the team’s home field is next to Memorial Hall in the West Park. www.Phillyvintagebaseball.org
Find inner tranquility and balance during this one-hour yoga session amongst the peaceful backdrop of Laurel Hill Cemetery. The session will be led by experienced yoga instructor, Emily Golomb. Emily draws from Iyengar and Ashtanga styles and has created her own unique program that enhances alignment, strength and balance. Students are encouraged to form a deeper connection with their minds and bodies, whether they are new to yoga or have been practicing for years. Emily has been practicing yoga for nine years and currently teaches at Studio 1831 and Philly Dance Fitness. Yoga in the Cemetery will conclude with light refreshments. Please bring your own mat. All levels of experience are welcome. Yoga in the Cemetery sessions will occur once a month, June through September.
The session will take place on Sunday, July 13 at 11:00am. Attendees can meet at Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.
Guide: Emily Golomb
LUNAR STROLL: PHOTOGRAPHING LAUREL HILL AFTER HOURS
Photo enthusiasts: grab your cameras, tripods and flashlights, and capture the ethereal wonders of Laurel Hill Cemetery after the sun goes down. During this guided stroll through the site’s picturesque landscape, participants will visit some of its most photogenic spots and evocative statuary, while learning to paint with light using only a flashlight and ambient iridescence. You will be over the moon with excitement once you see your unique images! You will also have experiences to share from this rare and intimate exploration of the cemetery long after its gates close for the night. Photography experience is recommended. Lunar Strolls will occur on the third Friday of every month from May through August.
July’s lunar stroll will take place on Friday, July 18 at 8:00pm, departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.
The cost is $20/person general admission. Advance reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased online or by phone at (215) 228-8200.
Guide: Emma Stern
CROOKED CRONIES: PHILADELPHIA'S PROFITEERING POLITCIANS of the PAST
Lincoln Steffens notoriously described 19th century Philadelphia as “corrupt and contented.” Yes, the city had its rogues and rascals, but it also had reformers. We will visit the grave of the Philadelphia patrician who realized that only a political boss could hold the unruly city together and then set out to become that boss. We will stand at the burial place of the Congressman who would have had one the largest monuments in Laurel Hill Cemetery if the treasurer of his memorial committee hadn’t run off with the funds. And, we will remember the scholarly historian who organized the predecessor to our modern-day Committee of Seventy.
Don’t despair! While party politics was basically a fight between boys’ clubs, Philadelphia women were active on a broad social front. We won’t forget the ladies who opposed segregation on street cars, established model tenements, and fought for a safer food supply.
The tour will take place on Saturday, July 19 at 11:00am, departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.
The cost is $12/person; or $10/students and seniors. Reservations are suggested. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance by phone (215) 228-8200 or online.
Guide: Michael Brooks
MONTHLY FOURTH FRIDAY TOUR SERIES: HOT SPOTS and STORIED PLOTS
In life and in death, we all have stories to tell. Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overview of Laurel Hill’s long and colorful history, which will include many of the marble masterpieces, stunning views and legendary stories that afford the cemetery its WOW factor. This is the perfect tour for first-time visitors to Laurel Hill, and anyone else who enjoys beautiful art, scenic nature and fascinating history. “Hot Spots and Storied Plots” will be presented monthly as part of Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Fourth Friday tour series, which take place on the fourth Friday of every month at 10:00am.
July’s walking tour will take place on Friday, July 25 at 10:00am, departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.
The cost is $8/person general admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance by phone (215) 228-8200 or online.
Guide: Kerry Bryan
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