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Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, September 2, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday until Monday, November 30,

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, September 9, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday until Monday, November 30,

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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City Stories, City Spirit: Write with NY Writers Coalition!

Saturday, September 12, 12:00 pm - Saturday, October 17, 2:00 pm
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Every week on Saturday until Saturday, October 17,

Are you working on a memoir, a poem, or a story and looking for some friendly feedback? Or maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. This summer let the exquisite monuments, stunning grounds, and timeless history of Green-Wood inspire you to do just that. Join NY Writers Coalition for six weeks of writing within the tranquil gates of Green-Wood. Utilizing the historic landscape of the cemetery, these workshops are designed to help you generate new writing and connect with your craft on a deeper level, with every nook offering inspiration and enlightenment. Writers of all genres, backgrounds, and levels of experience are welcome.

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Inventors Club: Frederick August Otto Schwarz

Sunday, September 13, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about how FAO Schwarz went from being a new immigrant in America to owning one of the most famous toy stores in the country! Not only did FAO Schwartz own the most beloved toy store in New York, but his great-grandson is a pioneering civil rights advocate for city dwellers. Learn about the many ways this ambitious family shaped the city, through historic ads and newspapers. Once you’ve become acquainted with FAO Schwartz and his history, design your own electronic toys using motors, sensors, and your imagination!

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Pencil Passion

Sunday, September 13, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ring in the new school year with a look at the hidden history inside your pencil case. Those age-old writing tools may seem humdrum, but in the early years of pencil production in America, the tiny tools were the focus of fierce competition. American companies, including several in New York, vied for customers through new ideas, designs, and advertisements. In Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, we’ll explore the history, development, and simple appeal of the pencil with Caroline Weaver, lifelong pencil enthusiast and owner of the new Lower East Side shop CW Pencils. Caroline will discuss the crowded pencil market of the 19th and early 20th century, including the innovations of successful pencil man Eberhard Faber, buried at Green-Wood in 1879. Beautiful and varied examples of pencils from Caroline’s personal collection will be on display, along with historic advertisements and other objects. After the talk, the Green-Wood trolley will bring you to Faber’s monument to pay your respect to the pencil king – and do a grave rubbing using some of his storied graphite, too.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, September 13, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every month on the second Sunday until Monday, November 30,

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, September 16, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday until Monday, November 30,

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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Green-Wood Benefit

Wednesday, September 16, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The 8th Annual Presentation of the De Witt Clinton Award for Excellence, honoring:

John Turturro
Actor, Writer and Director

Malcolm MacKay
Citizen, Businessman, Lawyer and Author

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City Stories, City Spirit: Write with NY Writers Coalition!

Saturday, September 19, 12:00 pm - Saturday, October 24, 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Saturday until Saturday, October 17,

Are you working on a memoir, a poem, or a story and looking for some friendly feedback? Or maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. This summer let the exquisite monuments, stunning grounds, and timeless history of Green-Wood inspire you to do just that. Join NY Writers Coalition for six weeks of writing within the tranquil gates of Green-Wood. Utilizing the historic landscape of the cemetery, these workshops are designed to help you generate new writing and connect with your craft on a deeper level, with every nook offering inspiration and enlightenment. Writers of all genres, backgrounds, and levels of experience are welcome.

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Tree Pruning Workshop

Saturday, September 19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Calling all amateur arborists and horticultural hopefuls! Join Board Certified Master Arborist Kevin Wyatt and Green-Wood’s Curator of Plant Collections Joe Charap for this hands-on demonstration on how to effectively prune your trees and shrubs. A thoughtful and well executed pruning will keep your plants looking great and growing strong. You’ll practice using hand pruners, lopers, and pole pruners and learn the proper techniques behind sanitary, reduction, and developmental pruning. Participants will be working in Green-Wood on small trees and shrubs. Tools and protective equipment will be provided.

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