Boroughs of the Dead Announces Partnership with H.P. Lovecraft for Walking Tour in Brooklyn

Boroughs of the Dead Announces Partnership with H.P. Lovecraft for Walking Tour in Brooklyn

Jane Rose's "Lovecraft in Brooklyn" tour is offered for the first time in partnership with Boroughs of the Dead, but is not brand new as stated in our previous press release. The tour, which was written and designed by Ms. Rose, was previously offered in conjunction with the former Morbid Anatomy Museum.

All other information remains the same. For any press inquiries, please contact Andrea Janes at

More About The Tour

Twentieth-century horror writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft, whose persona and works are closely tied with his native Providence, RI, spent just over two years living in Brooklyn. Beset by a troubled marriage, financial difficulties, and a phobia of New York's immigrant population, Lovecraft produced only a few stories while living in the city - works reflecting his attitude toward the teeming metropolis. Lovecraft's time in Brooklyn, although difficult, proved transformative. Upon returning to Providence, H. P. Lovecraft would immediately produce his most masterful and best-loved works.

This tour will trace a path from Lovecraft's high hopes at the beginning of his Brooklyn sojourn in Flatbush, to tough times in the area now known as Brooklyn Heights, and artistic renewal beyond. While Lovecraft, an avid walker and antiquarian, roamed New York City and its surroundings widely, this tour will focus specifically on his ties to Brooklyn, exploring his impressions and inspirations along the way.

The tour will take place in two sections, with a prequel in Flatbush and main section in Brooklyn Heights. Attendees can come to either section, but both are strongly recommended in order to get a full picture of Lovecraft's life while in Brooklyn. Transportation time is allowed between the sections. Admission covers both sections.

Dates, Times & Tickets

Saturday, May 27 10:30am*
Saturday, June 10 at 10:30am*
Additional dates to be announced in Summer/Fall 2017

Visit our website to purchase tickets
Advance purchase is strongly recommended

* Tour meets at 12:15pm if you are meeting at Borough Hall in Brooklyn Heights for the second half of the tour only; additional meeting point details, directions, etc. are provided to ticket holders.

About the Tour Guide

Jane Rose comes by her interest in H.P. Lovecraft, weird horror, and the supernatural honestly due to her upbringing in rural New Hampshire, where crumbling Colonial houses and centuries-old graveyards abound. A writer, filmmaker, and sometime special FX makeup artist, her movies have screened at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, Oregon, and elsewhere. Ms. Rose created and designed the "Lovecraft in Brooklyn" tour, which she previously led with the former Morbid Anatomy Museum.

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