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Obit

Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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It’s a shame no one wants to talk to them at parties, because obituary writers are a surprisingly funny bunch. Ten hours before newspapers hit neighborhood doorsteps—and these days, ten minutes before news hits the web—an obit writer is racing against deadline to sum up a long and newsworthy life in under 1000 words. The details of these lives are then deposited into the cultural memory amid the daily beat of war, politics, and football scores. 

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Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, September 27, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Wednesday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Thursday, November 30
Credit: Robert Denbo

Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Join our expert tour guides to hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn, and much more.

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Open Doors

Sunday, October 1, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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It’s back! One of Green-Wood’s most popular events returns with an afternoon of exploring some of the cemetery’s most impressive and elaborate 19th-century mausoleums. Venture inside the elaborate bronze gates of these ancient stone structures to explore stunning examples of Green-Wood’s distinct architecture. At each location, docents will offer a glimpse into the lives of the personalities who now rest in these opulent edifices.

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Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, October 4, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Wednesday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Thursday, November 30
Credit: Robert Denbo

Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Join our expert tour guides to hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn, and much more.

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Twilight Tour

Friday, October 6, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Our most popular tour just got better! Inspired by Matthew Jensen’s artist-map for Among Trees and Stone, visitors will enjoy the rare opportunity to explore the quiet beauty of the cemetery bathed in the golden light of the setting sun. Your tour guide will go deeper into the cemetery to reveal 19th-century monuments that often go unnoticed even in broad daylight! The tours ends with a visit to the catacombs, which are normally closed to the public.

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Gay Green-Wood

Saturday, October 7, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Green-Wood celebrates LGBT History month with a special trolley tour illuminating permanent residents who have made a lasting impact on American culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. You will visit the graves of important LGBT figures including “It’s Raining Men” co-writer, Paul Jabara; sculptor of Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain, Emma Stebbins; activists, Drs. Emery Hetrick and Damien Martin; and Broadway lyricist, Fred Ebb, among others. Tour goers will mark each grave with a rainbow flag.

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Dead Distillers Trolley Tour

Saturday, October 7, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Green-Wood is teaming up with our friends at Kings County Distillery to delve into the storied past of distilling in Brooklyn. The afternoon kicks off with a trolley tour of the cemetery’s “permanent residents” with whiskey connections, including the one and only casualty of the Brooklyn Whiskey Wars of the late 1860s and early 1870s. Afterward, the trolley will head to Kings County Distillery in the Brooklyn Navy Yard where visitors will see first-hand how whiskey is made and enjoy a tasting of four delectable varieties.

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Twilight Tour

Saturday, October 7, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Our most popular tour just got better! Inspired by Matthew Jensen’s artist-map for Among Trees and Stone, visitors will enjoy the rare opportunity to explore the quiet beauty of the cemetery bathed in the golden light of the setting sun. Your tour guide will go deeper into the cemetery to reveal 19th-century monuments that often go unnoticed even in broad daylight! The tours ends with a visit to the catacombs, which are normally closed to the public.

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Birding in Peace

Sunday, October 8, 7:00 am - 8:30 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Monday, October 23
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Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful Sunday morning walking tours to discover the many birds that call Green-Wood home. By September, all our nesting birds’ offspring will be on their own. Returning warblers will be in their less flamboyant fall plumage. Large numbers of blackbirds, flycatchers, sparrows, vireos, and swallows will also be passing through. By October, waterfowl are returning, and we’ll look for raptors heading south. November will bring back our overwintering denizen from the north.

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Historic Trolley Tours

Sunday, October 8, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Wednesday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Thursday, November 30
Credit: Robert Denbo

Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Join our expert tour guides to hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn, and much more.

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