Drinks to Die For

Drinks to Die For

When I told a friend I was headed to Green-Wood Cemetery last Thursday evening for my birthday, he accused me of trying to make a point about the cycle of birth and death. But the real reason I was going was much more glamorous: There were to be drinks and music in the beautiful stained-glass dotted cathedral on the grounds, which meant I could not only drink Brooklyn Brewery beer in a church (a lifelong goal) but wander the beautiful grounds with a drink in hand and music in my ears. It was a lovely night after the day's rain, and a crowd had gathered to see the bluegrass band play and to tour the National Historic Landmark that is a permanent residence to the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Louis Comfort Tiffany among other, perhaps less legendary, but equally stunning resting places. While the "Drinks to Die For"—literally—event series is over at summer's end, if you ever make it to the neighborhood, be sure to take a stroll through Green-Wood's sprawling hills, or hop on a trolley tour to get a bit of a history lesson.

» Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St., 718.768.7300