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Twilight Tour

Friday, July 21, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
twilight-tour

Just after Green-Wood’s gates close to the public, enjoy the rare opportunity to explore the quiet beauty of the cemetery bathed in the golden light of the setting sun. On this walking tour you’ll visit the graves of fascinating figures in New York history and American culture from the 19th and early 20th centuries, ending with a visit to the catacombs, which are normally closed to visitors.

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(Sold Out) A Night at Niblo’s Garden

Saturday, July 22, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Credit: Maike Schulz

This popular event is back for 2017 and better than ever! Niblo’s Garden was once one of New York City’s largest and most elaborate theaters (at Prince and Broadway in SoHo) replete with sparkling lanterns, fountains, a festive open-air restaurant and bar, and featuring the top musicians, dancers, and entertainers of the time. Owner and impresario, William Niblo, an eccentric himself, was known to invite friends to the site of his elaborate mausoleum at Green-Wood, built for his dearly departed wife, turning the lakeside burial plot into a pleasure garden of its own. He was said to have visited the mausoleum on a daily basis, bringing friends, picnicking and even stocking the nearby pond with goldfish.

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Birding in Peace

Sunday, July 23, 6:00 am - 7:30 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 Tuesday, August 1
Credit: Rob Jett

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. Locally nesting birds will be incubating eggs or actively raising their first broods.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, July 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Monday, August 28,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2017-07-23 01:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-07-23 12:00
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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Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, July 23, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Monday, August 28,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2017-07-23 01:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-07-23 3:00
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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Death and Dharma

Tuesday, July 25, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Tuesday, August 15
Credit: Neal Slavin

What can we learn from Buddhist teachings about our own lives on earth? How might we understand the impermanence of life within the expanding universe? In what ways might death inform our relationships with strangers, loved ones, and our own selves? These questions are the inspiration for a new series of lectures and meditations presented by the Brooklyn Zen Center (BZC) and Green-Wood that explore the complexities of death, dying, and the hereafter.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, July 26, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Thursday, August 31
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

Friday, July 28, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Saturday, July 29
twilight-tour

Just after Green-Wood’s gates close to the public, enjoy the rare opportunity to explore the quiet beauty of the cemetery bathed in the golden light of the setting sun. On this walking tour you’ll visit the graves of fascinating figures in New York history and American culture from the 19th and early 20th centuries, ending with a visit to the catacombs, which are normally closed to visitors.

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Twilight and Nighttime Photography

Saturday, July 29, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Credit: Steven Acres

Green-Wood is an inspirational landscape any time of day, but it is especially wondrous after sunset. Sean Sime, who has over 20 years of professional experience in journalism, fashion, and documentary photography, will lead an exclusive after-hours workshop in twilight and nighttime photography to capture the atmospheric beauty of the cemetery.

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The Secret Mausoleum Club

Saturday, July 29, 9:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Credit: Steven Acres

A peaceful hush falls over Green-Wood’s each night. In near darkness, centuries-old monuments stand guard over those laid to permanently rest within. This year, Atlas Obscura and Green-Wood Cemetery are collaborating to present The Secret Mausoleum Club, as we open the cemetery’s historic gates and selected mausoleums for an extraordinary series of after-hours explorations through history.

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