Lovers of the Halloween season rejoice in Harlem, NY!
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine’s annual Halloween Extravaganza returns to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve on Friday, October 28, 2022, for two showings at 7 PM and 10 PM EST at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street) in Harlem, NY.
The Halloween Extravaganza is a beloved New York City event, and the charmingly ghoulish Mettawee River Theatre Company performers, led by Artist in Residence Ralph Lee, offer audience members a unique way to celebrate Halloween in all its ghastly glory.
The evening begins with the screening of the classic silent film Nosferatu (1922) directed by F. W. Murnau, accompanied by organist Timothy Brumfield.
Following the film, goblins and ghosts fill the Cathedral for the Procession of the Ghouls, romping down the aisles to delight the audience with tricks and treats.
More special tours and gatherings at the Cathedral are planned to celebrate the spooky season. The Cathedral’s famous Crypt Crawls return in person on Saturday, October 29, ushering visitors into the rarely-seen depths of the spectacular Gothic building.
Rounding out the season, the Cathedral will commemorate the feasts of All Saints and All Souls on November 1 and 2, 2022, with worship services and public gatherings, honoring the traditions of el Día de Muertos with ofrendas placed on altars in the Nave.
Halloween Extravaganza tickets are $40. For information on all of the Cathedral’s October events and services, visit the Cathedral’s website.
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. It is chartered as a house of prayer for all people and a unifying center of intellectual light and leadership.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cathedral has responded to changing needs in the local community and across the city and state.
People from many faiths and communities worship together in daily services held online and in person; the soup kitchen serves roughly 50,000 meals annually; social service outreach has an increasingly varied roster of programs to provide resources and aid to the hardest-hit New Yorkers safely; the distinguished Cathedral School prepares young students to be future leaders; Advancing the Community of Tomorrow, the
renowned preschool, afterschool, and summer program, offers diverse educational and nurturing experiences; the outstanding Textile Conservation Lab preserves world treasures; concerts, exhibitions, performances, and civic gatherings allow conversation, celebration, reflection, and remembrance—such is the joyfully busy life of this beloved and venerated Cathedral.
Photo credit: Nosferatu.