Open Mic Nite on Friday the 13th

Join me at the Merchant's House Museum on Friday, November 13th for the next installment in our open mic series. It will be a night of readings, music, wine, conversation, and dramatic performances.

In the 19th century, literary salons gathered great thinkers, artists, and writers under one roof for a night of socialization and “improving conversation.” In that same spirit, the Merchant’s House is celebrating the works of today’s new writers, performance artists, and musicians with an Open Mic Nite -- this time in our beautiful parlor. Come share your work or simply enjoy. Wine & light refreshments will be served in the kitchen.

If you’d like to perform, please bring no more than 5 minutes of material. A sign-up sheet will be available upon entry.

Admission $10, Students & Seniors $5, FREE for Members. Reservations are not necessary.

Plus, for those of you who enjoy the supernatural, know that the Merchant's House was called "Manhattan's Most Haunted House" by The New York Times. Who knows what might happen on Friday the 13th! 

To learn more or RSVP, visit our Facebook page.

Ghostly Happenings at the Merchant's House Museum

Merchant's House funeral reenactment, 2014. (Photo by Nathan Swan: http://nathanswan.com/blog/2014/11/27/funeral-reenactment-for-seabury-tredwell)

Merchant's House funeral reenactment, 2014. (Photo by Nathan Swan: http://nathanswan.com/blog/2014/11/27/funeral-reenactment-for-seabury-tredwell)

This weekend, the Merchant's House Museum continues its yearly tradition of offering candlelight ghost tours of the historic nineteenth century home. Eight people died at number 29 East Fourth Street, and some say their spirits still linger here today. In fact, The New York Times has called the Merchant's House Museum "Manhattan's most haunted house." I will be assisting with the ghost tours on Friday and Saturday, the 23rd and 24th. Tours are offered at these times: 

Friday, October 23 & Saturday, October 24
Super Spooky Tour (includes 4th Floor Servants’ Quarters): 6:30, 8 & 9:30 p.m. $35
Spooky Tour: 7, 7:30, 8:30, 9 p.m. $25
MHM Members $15 all times.
Wednesday, October 28; Thursday, October 29; Friday, October 30
Super Spooky Tour (includes 4th Floor Servants’ Quarters): 6:30, 8 & 9:30 p.m. $40
Spooky Tour: 7, 7:30, 8:30, 9 p.m. $30
MHM Members $15 all times.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Additionally, on Sunday, October 25th, I will be reprising the role of Gertrude Tredwell during our annual From Parlor to Grave: 1865 Funeral Reenactment and Graveyard Procession. I will be dressed in period mourning, as shown above on the left, as we reenact the 1865 funeral of patriarch Seabury Tredwell. Tickets can be purchased here.

To read more about Victorian mourning and dress, check out my article on LitroNY "Death Brought to Life at the Met."