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Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, May 4, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Wednesday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Tuesday, May 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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Food of the Dead: A Culinary History of the Funeral

Thursday, May 5, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Credit: Maria Taylor, Governor Warner Mansion

At the end of an early American funeral, participants were given a cookie: spiced with caraway, and stamped with a special design, they were often kept for years as a memento of the departed. Although mourning traditions have changed over time, and vary from place to place, what they have in common is food and drink. Join historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman for this talk on the culinary traditions surrounding funerals throughout American history. You’ll learn about funerary customs through the years, plus taste beer from Midas’s tomb, funeral cakes, and Mormon funeral potatoes.

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(Sold Out) Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, May 8, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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

Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Wednesday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Tuesday, May 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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Honoring “Too Late” Davis: An Unveiling and Trolley Tour

Saturday, May 14, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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James Whyte Davis, an early baseball pioneer who served as the president of the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York City from 1858 to 1860, had a plan to get himself the Green-Wood monument he felt his legacy deserved. In 1892, long after he had played his last game, Davis announced a request: that every current player and official of the National League give 10 cents to pay for a home plate-shaped monument. It would be a true group effort by the world of baseball to memorialize one of its heroes. Davis would be dressed in his old Knickerbocker uniform, and wrapped in the team’s original flag. He even wrote a glowing epitaph that would grace this crowdfunded monument.

But by the 1890s, the sport had moved on without Davis; most players didn’t even know who he was. So this baseball trailblazer was buried in his uniform and team flag, but no monument marked his grave. That all changes on May 14th, thanks to the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and Major League Baseball. At 10:00am, we’ll unveil a new monument built to Davis’ specifications – including that epitaph he wrote in which he references his old nickname “Too Late,” apparently earned because he was often tardy to his own games. Celebrate Davis recognition at the free unveiling, then join Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman and baseball expert, historian, and author Tom Gilbert for a trolley tour of early baseball pioneers at Green-Wood – many of whom knew and played with the man of the hour.

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(Sold Out) Tree I.D. Walk

Saturday, May 14, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Green-Wood is home to over 7,000 trees, and boasts one of the largest collections of mature trees in the city. And new to 2015, the cemetery is an officially accredited arboretum. On this walk, join arborist Bill Logan and an expert Green-Wood guide for a tour that teaches you how 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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Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, May 18, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Wednesday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Tuesday, May 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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(Sold Out) Moonlight Walking Tour

Sunday, May 22, 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Credit: Steven Acres

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. Please bring a flashlight to light your way.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, May 25, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Wednesday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Tuesday, May 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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(Sold Out) Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, May 29, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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