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Open Doors Tour

Saturday, October 1, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Credit: Allison Meier

It’s back! One of Green-Wood’s most popular events returns for one day only. We’re opening many of our most impressive and elaborate 19th-century mausoleums. Peek inside massive stone walls and elaborate iron gates as you step inside stunning examples of Green-Wood’s distinct architecture. At each stop, docents will offer a glimpse into the lives of the personalities who now rest in these opulent structures. Bring your sneakers and walk the route; a handy map is provided at the main entrance.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, October 5, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Thursday, December 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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unSeen Green

Thursday, October 6, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Friday, October 21
Revised_Chapel_RENDERING

Green-Wood has invited artist Aaron Asis to develop a series of experiential interventions designed to highlight the perception and significance of being “unseen” in Green-Wood. Over the next nine months, Asis will work to accentuate lesser appreciated elements of the cemetery’s physical environments, and to celebrate them as places of both memorialization and of public congregation.

unSeen Green will kick-off with a two week site-specific installation in Green-Wood’s Chapel – one of our most visible landmarks – and feature two musical encore events by percussionists Owen Weaver and Dennis Sullivan performing Tristan Perich’s large-scale work Impermanent for tubular bells and two-channel 1-bit electronics.

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Architects of Green-Wood Walking Tour

Saturday, October 8, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Architects of Green Wood calendar image

Green-Wood boasts a spectacular collection of 19th-century architectural wonders by some of the most famed architects in American history. Designing works to immortalize their patrons, many –including James Renwick, Jacob Wrey Mould, and Gamaliel King, among others – have also established their own permanent residences here. Part historical investigation, part homage, this tour highlights the critical role architects have played in transforming the landscapes of not only Green-Wood, but New York City.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, October 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 Thursday, December 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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(Sold Out) Cremation: History and the Modern Process

Sunday, October 9, 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 Monday, November 14
Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn NY

What is cremation? How long have we been doing it, and how does it work? Amy Cunningham, death educator, leads this tour of cremation’s history (from its origins 32 thousand years ago in Australia!) and its impact on the present and future of funerals. This engaging and sometimes jolly journey will also explore how to choose an end-of-life mode of disposition that expresses your own beliefs and values. Afterward, you will have the opportunity to visit the crematory with Gema LaBoccetta, Green-Wood’s Crematory Manager, as well as enjoy discussion and questions at a short reception.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, October 12, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Thursday, December 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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What Killed Baseball’s First National Star? Trolley Tour

Saturday, October 15, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jim-Creighton-NBL

Brooklyn Excelsior Jim Creighton invented modern pitching. He dominated with a blazing fastball and, possibly, the first curveball. After an undefeated road record in 1860, Creighton was baseball’s brightest star at age 21. He did not live to see 22. His shocking death in 1862 was immediately controversial. Did he die from a sports injury? Creighton excelled at both cricket and the young sport of baseball; each camp blamed the other for his death. Was one of them right? Or was something — or someone — else responsible?

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Into the Veil

Saturday, October 15, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Credit: Steven Acres

Back by popular demand! Join Green‑Wood and Atlas Obscura for a night of exploration and discovery. Navigating below the silhouettes of thousands of starlit trees, curiosity will lead you through winding pathways, revealing hidden spaces of music, history, and experience. Performances, readings, and other activities will unfold over the course of the night. Where will your night lead?

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Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, October 19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Thursday, December 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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