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Green-Wood Foraging with “Wildman” Steve Brill

Saturday, April 18, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Green-Wood’s 478 acres of rolling hills, tree coverage, glacial ponds and natural grasses are the perfect place to celebrate nature, study ecology, and learn about the rich renewal resources right at our feet. “Wildman” Steve Brill has been using urban green space to teach New Yorkers about edible wild plants for 33 years, and his walk through Green-Wood will use our historic landscape to teach adults and kids alike about safe foraging practices, and which delicious foods are ripe for the picking.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, April 22, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday until Thursday, May 28,

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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(Sold Out) Light Painting in Green-Wood: A Nighttime Photography Workshop

Saturday, April 25, 4:00 pm - 12:00 am

For the first time, we’re opening Green-Wood’s gates afterhours for an exclusive workshop in night photography. Gabriel Biderman, author of Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, and visual artist and educator Matt Hill will lead you in this hands-on workshop dedicated to capturing the essence of Green-Wood art and architecture at night. Long exposures and light painting will be the focus (so a tripod, cable release, and SLR camera are mandatory). A comfort shooting in manual and bulb mode is also recommended.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, April 26, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every month on the last Sunday until Monday, June 1,

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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Light Painting in Green-Wood: A Nighttime Photography Workshop

Sunday, April 26, 4:00 pm - 12:00 am

For the first time, we’re opening Green-Wood’s gates afterhours for an exclusive workshop in night photography. Gabriel Biderman, author of Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, and visual artist and educator Matt Hill will lead you in this hands-on workshop dedicated to capturing the essence of Green-Wood art and architecture at night. Long exposures and light painting will be the focus (so a tripod, cable release, and SLR camera are mandatory). A comfort shooting in manual and bulb mode is also recommended.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, April 29, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday until Thursday, May 28,

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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What’s That Tree? Walk

Saturday, May 2, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Green-Wood is home to nearly 8,000 trees, and boasts one of the largest collections of mature trees in the city. On this walk, Green-Wood’s 478 acres will be your classroom as you stroll the grounds with an expert Green-Wood guide, and learn to identify trees based on their leaves, bark, roots, and form. Enjoy a spring day in nature and learn something, too!

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May Flowers and Flowering Trees Trolley Tour

Sunday, May 3, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do not attempt to adjust your dials – our spring colors really are that vibrant! Green-Wood’s Superintendent of Grounds and resident expert in all things green (and pink, yellow, white and purple), Art Presson will dazzle you with the extraordinary beauty of the spring blooms at Green-Wood. Whether you’re the kind of person who sees white petals and says “that’s a Cornus florida flowering dogwood!” or you’re more the “that’s pretty—I wonder what it’s called” kind of person, this tour will be a visual extravaganza. With over 8,000 trees across 478 acres, Green-Wood is one of the most beautiful sites in all of New York City.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, May 6, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday until Thursday, May 28,

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

Sunday, May 10, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every month on the second Sunday until Monday, May 11,

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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