Laurel Hill Cemetery Events
Information: Laurel Hill Cemetery is located at 3822 Ridge Ave., East Falls. For more information, visit thelaurelhillcemetery.org. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse. Hot Spots and Stories
Plots: 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. Hot Spots and Storied Plots will be presented monthly as part of Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Fourth Friday and Second Saturday tour series. The walking tour will take place Friday, Aug. 25, at 10a.m., departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance. The cost is $12/ person, $10/students and seniors or $9/members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at thelaurelhillcemetery.org. Gone But Not Forgotten — Crafts and Curiositie: s Peruse a curated collection of unusual antiques, assorted oddities, vintage items, artwork and handmade wares at this outdoor market of the macabre. The afternoon will include music, specialty cocktails and food fromlocal vendors. Victorian and/or Steampunk attire is encouraged. The event will take place Saturday, Aug. 26, from noon to 5p.m. The pre-scheduled rain date is Sunday, Aug. 27, from noon to 5p.m. There is a suggested $5donation in support of historic Laurel Hill. Donations can be made at the door or online at thelaurelhillcemetery.org. Titans of Industry: From the early days of the Republic through the Gilded Age, Laurel Hill hosts some of America’s most interesting and successful commercial giants. Making fortunes can be messy business though, and this tour will reveal some of the gritty stories behind
the beautiful and elaborate monuments of the corporate elite. The walking tour will take place Sunday, Aug. 27, at 10a.m. The cost is $15/ person, $13/students and seniors or $12/members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at thelaurelhillcemetery.org.
South of the Bridge: Laurel Hill’s most remote, southern portions — and the many notable stories, intricate stones and peaceful surroundings that comprise it — often go unexplored by the traditional visitor. As dusk approaches, tour attendees will have the opportunity to explore the many hidden gems and littleknown secrets of Laurel Hill’s southernmost sod. Bring your cameras and comfortable walking shoes, as this tour will go off the beaten path. Light refreshments and cocktails will be served in the historic Gatehouse following the tour. This twilight tour will take placeWednesday, Aug. 30, at 6p.m. The cost is $20/person or $17/members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at thelaurelhillcemetery.org. Yoga in the Cemetery: Find inner tranquility and balance during a one-hour yoga session in the peaceful backdrop of Laurel Hill Cemetery, overlooking the Schuylkill River. Sessions will be led by experienced yoga instructor Emily Tara Sabalbaro. Please bring your own mat and water. Sessions will be held outdoors on the pavement along Millionaire’s Row. All levels of experience are welcome. Yoga in the Cemetery will be held every third Saturday at 2p.m. May through September (Sept. 16). There is a suggested donation of $15per person. Advanced registration is strongly suggested, as space is limited. Reservations can be made online at thelaurelhillcemetery.org; walk-ins are welcome.