Looking for a Halloween party? Well, if you want to dress up and party for a great cause then you may want to check out the The Gravediggers’ Ball taking place on October 15th at 7 pm at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (3260 South St.). Touted as the biggest annual fundraiser for the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries, all proceeds from the event goes to support their work as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization.
Founded in 1836, Laurel Hill is the first cemetery in the United States to become a National Historic Landmark; West Laurel Hill, established in 1869, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Both cemeteries are unparalleled in their history, art, architecture, and landscape.
General admission to the Gravediggers’ Ball are $250 a pop and include open bar, dance and costume contests as well as food stations and hors d’oeuvres. For those looking to make a larger donation, the Patrons tickets go for $500 a pop and include IP Bar wristband, allowing a no-wait-in-line access to a Patron’s only bar, discounted parking, listing in the digital program, a shovel lapel pin, masquerade mask you wear at the Ball as well as early 6 pm access. Tickets can be found here.
Proof of a COVID vaccination is required to attend the Gravediggers’ Ball at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. As per current U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, attendees will also be required to wear masks while indoors and outdoors, except when eating or drinking.