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Baseball Greats at Green-Wood Trolley Tour

Saturday, April 1, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Batter up! To lead off the 2017 season, we’ll welcome baseball historian Tom Gilbert for a tour of the fascinating ball-playing pioneers interred at Green‑Wood. With Tom and Green‑Wood Historian Jeff Richman, you’ll visit the monuments and gravestones of Henry Chadwick, the Father of Baseball, who invented the game’s scoring system; James Creighton, baseball’s first national star; Charles Ebbets, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers; the great hitter Charlie Smith; and many others who played a role in making baseball America’s National Pastime.

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(Sold Out) War Comes to Brooklyn Trolley Tour

Saturday, April 1, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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This special two-part trolley tour will examine the connections between the residents of Green-Wood and the iconic Brooklyn Army Terminal. Our afternoon starts with a visit to the graves of those who built, worked, and served at the Army Terminal, as well as other important figures in the development of Brooklyn’s military and industrial waterfront over the past century. Then we head to the Army Terminal, designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert and completed in 1919, to discover its past as an important transportation and logistics hub through World War II until the mid-1960’s and its future as home to over 100 companies in a wide range of industries. This tour last 2.5 hours, and it does require some walking and climbing stairs. The tour will begin and end at the Green-Wood Cemetery.

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Death Café

Tuesday, April 4, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Death Café is a simple concept. It was inspired by the centuries-old European salon (or café) where people gathered informally to discuss philosophical, political or scientific ideas. In 2011, British entrepreneur Jon Underwood brought the concept to discussions of the most universal topic of all: death. Underwood’s intention was to provide an opportunity to “increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives.” Today, there are over 1,500 death cafes in 26 countries around the world.

Beginning in January 2017, Green-Wood is proud to host monthly gatherings of the Death Café here in our beautiful, modern chapel. Amy Cunningham, death educator and creator of the Brooklyn-based blog TheInspiredFuneral.com, invites participants to share their thoughts and feelings on death. It’s an opportunity for safe and open exchanges, without an agenda. Coffee and light snacks are provided.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, April 5, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Thursday, June 1
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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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Scandals, Scalawags, and Murder Most Foul Trolley Tour

Saturday, April 8, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Green-Wood is the final resting place of many famous and heroic figures in American history, but some of its deceased denizens have a more blemished reputation. Veteran tour guide Ruth Edebohls leads a thrilling exploration featuring the lives of murderers and the murdered, sullied adulteress Elizabeth Tilton and famed courtesan Lola Montez, as well as gangsters (Albert Anastasia and Joe Gallo), con men and schemers that count among Green-Wood’s most notorious permanent residents.

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Brooklyn’s Brewing History Trolley Tour

Saturday, April 8, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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From the colonial period to Prohibition to today’s craft beer renaissance, Brooklyn has played a major role in brewing this most famous of beverages. Board the trolley and step back in time to discover the borough’s brewing roots with beer historian Chris Heuberger and Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman. Along the way, they’ll showcase Green-Wood’s many beer-related points of interest, revealing the borough’s storied brewing prominence. We’ll cover beer’s close connection with baseball, immigration, and industry, including Joseph Fallert, Jacob Ruppert, and Charles Feltman.

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Birding in Peace

Sunday, April 9, 6:30 am - 8:00 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, May 1,
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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. Copies of our new Bird Checklist will be available to all tour participants. Comfortable footwear is recommended.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, April 9, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, April 16
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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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Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, April 12, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Thursday, June 1
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.

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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Twilight Tour

Saturday, April 15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that begins at 2017-04-15 07:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-04-15 9:00
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There are few places more atmospheric than a cemetery at dusk – and Green-Wood is top notch when it comes to beauty and ambience. Arm yourself with a flashlight to explore the cemetery’s stunning landscape as the sun sets over the horizon. On this walking tour, you’ll visit the graves of fascinating figures in New York and American culture, ending at our famous catacombs, which are normally closed to the public. Please bring a flashlight to light your way. Comfortable footwear is recommended.

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