Things are starting to look a lot like spring in this town, which at Boroughs of the Dead HQ means that our winter hiatus is officially over! We’re back to running our full roster of weekly tours starting on Saturday, March 12th, ushering in the season with our classic Manhattan tours, and presenting some of our signature seasonal and specialty tours come April and May!
If you’ve ever walked past Grace Church, through Astor Place, or on the High Line, you’ve walked in the shadow of Titanic. This city is intimately connected with the fates and destinies of many passengers on board the famous vessel. It also happens to be tied to some of the strangest stories associated with the RMS Titanic, from bizarre predictions to the uncanny alignment of events too mysterious to be mere coincidence. It’s even said some of the ship’s ghosts still linger in certain corners of our city. On our signature “Ghosts of the Titanic” tour, we explore the more mysterious and inexplicable aspects of one of the eeriest maritime disasters in history.
This year our Titanic tours will be led by tour guide SJ Costello, a part-time museum educator at the Seaport Museum, and all around maritime buff with a fondness for sea shanties, sideshows, and the supernatural. When not leading tours with Boroughs of the Dead, she works on her in-progress graphic novel, Going To Weather, a 19th century nautical drama.
Recommended for: Maritime history buffs, incurable romantics, seafarers, supernatural enthusiasts, fortune tellers, NYC history geeks, and members of the Chippewa Falls Dawsons.
Tours run April 9th through 16th; please check out our calendar for dates and times.
This Mother’s Day, we’re excited to offer our one-of-a-kind tour, “The Magic and Mysticism of Central Park,” perfect for anyone looking for an activity beyond yet another brunch. This 90-minute walking tour delves deeply into sites such as Strawberry Fields, the Bethesda Terrace and Lake, Belvedere Castle, Cleopatra’s Needle, the Ramble, and Conservatory Water, and explores the arcane, occult and spiritual side to Central Park.
There’s no more classic NYC experience than a stroll through the park in the full bloom of spring; uncovering the hidden traces of the 19th century’s transcendentalism and spiritual revivals echoed in the landscape aesthetics of the park makes this walk an experience like no other.
This tour is led by actress, writer, and tour guide Leanna Renee Hieber, author of multiple Historical Fantasy series for adults and teens, including the Strangely Beautiful saga, the Magic Most Foul saga and the Eterna Files saga from Tor/Forge. Most of her books are set in Victorian New York and all of her work deals with the supernatural, paranormal, Gothic and fantastical.
Recommended for: Anyone who loves Victorian-era NYC, spiritual and occult history, flowers, Olmsted, and their mom.
Tour runs on Sunday, May 8th, 2016 at 2:00pm.
Please check out our calendar for dates and times of all our upcoming tours for Spring!