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10 a.m. Battle of Brooklyn Commemoration

Sunday, August 24, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Battle of Brooklyn, fought in 1776 on land that is now a part of Green-Wood, was the first battle of the American Revolution to be waged after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. On the 238th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, Green-Wood hosts a day of free commemoration ceremonies, trolley tours, and 18th-century living. See parades, cannon fire, horse rides, re-enactments and historic cooking. Living history events and activities will offer kids a real feel for life during the American Revolution. This is a great event for kids and families!

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1 p.m. Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, August 27, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.

Each tour boasts great views, beautiful monuments throughout, rolling hills, century-old trees and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood. Please note: all tours include a visit to Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill.

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1 p.m. Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, August 31, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.

Each tour boasts great views, beautiful monuments throughout, rolling hills, century-old trees and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood. Please note: all tours include a visit to Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill.

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1 p.m. Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, September 3, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.

Each tour boasts great views, beautiful monuments throughout, rolling hills, century-old trees and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood. Please note: all tours include a visit to Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill.

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1 p.m. Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, September 10, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.

Each tour boasts great views, beautiful monuments throughout, rolling hills, century-old trees and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood. Please note: all tours include a visit to Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill.

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7 p.m. Moonlight Walking Tour

Wednesday, September 10, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Armed with a flashlight and the full moon’s brilliance, fearless trekkers will explore intriguing tombstones and the haunting catacombs with Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman. Look out for the spirits of illustrious cemetery residents like Boss Tweed, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Leonard Bernstein and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The skeptical can simply enjoy the frisson of nighttime skulking, accompanied by live accordion music.

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7:30 p.m. Crossing Over: A Performance Adventure

Friday, September 12, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Curated by The BEAT Festival, Crossing Over is a series of four site-specific dance performances in celebration of the now, using Green-Wood’s history and sense of place as their stunning backdrop. You will see these dramatic nighttime performances, all created by Brooklyn-based dance and movement artists, while weaving through Green-Wood on a tour, led by Atlas Obscura, highlighting monuments from New York’s remarkable performing arts and entertainment history, concluding within the cemetery’s hallowed catacombs.

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8:30 a.m. Stretch in Peace: Yoga in Green-Wood

Saturday, September 13, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Join Barrie Raffel, registered yoga teacher, for an hour of active-but-gentle outdoor yoga that integrates the serene landscape of Green-Wood in a subtle, thoughtful way. Green-Wood’s rich history and quiet, picturesque grounds allow a uniquely calming atmosphere to practice connecting our bodies to all our senses.

After the session, stay for a short walk to one of Green-Wood’s stunning views for a relaxing breakfast picnic. Tea, coffee and light breakfast snacks will be provided.

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7:30 p.m. Crossing Over: A Performance Adventure

Saturday, September 13, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Curated by The BEAT Festival, Crossing Over is a series of four site-specific dance performances in celebration of the now, using Green-Wood’s history and sense of place as their stunning backdrop. You will see these dramatic nighttime performances, all created by Brooklyn-based dance and movement artists, while weaving through Green-Wood on a tour, led by Atlas Obscura, highlighting monuments from New York’s remarkable performing arts and entertainment history, concluding within the cemetery’s hallowed catacombs.

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1 p.m. Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, September 14, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.

Each tour boasts great views, beautiful monuments throughout, rolling hills, century-old trees and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood. Please note: all tours include a visit to Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill.

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