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Concerts in the Catacombs

Saturday, September 9, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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In the 21st-century, musicians love the unmatched acoustic quality of this unique studio of stone. Join Atlas Obscura and Green-Wood for the premiere of a series of curated concerts featuring artists specially selected to perform in this coveted setting. Without question, this will be New York City’s most unique musical experience.

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Birding in Peace

Sunday, September 10, 6:30 am - 8:00 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 Monday, September 25
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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. By September, all our nesting birds’ offspring will be on their own. Returning warblers will be in their less flamboyant fall plumage. Large numbers of blackbirds, flycatchers, sparrows, vireos, and swallows will also be passing through. By October, waterfowl are returning, and we’ll look for raptors heading south. November will bring back our overwintering denizen from the north.

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Historic Trolley Tours

Sunday, September 10, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Wednesday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Thursday, November 30
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.

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Death Need Not Be Fatal: Book Talk

Tuesday, September 12, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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New York Times bestselling author Malachy McCourt joins us for a very special literary evening to discuss his new work Death Need Not be Fatal, a personal memoir that shows readers how to live life to its fullest, how to grow old without acting old, and how to die without regret. McCourt recounts the tragedies that have shaped his life: the deaths of his sister and twin brothers; the real story behind Angela’s famous ashes; and a poignant account of the death of the man who left his mother, brothers, and him to nearly die in squalor. Yet, he finds humor in all that life has thrown him so as to look at the prospect of his own demise with emotional clarity and insight. McCourt will be introduced by the book’s co-author Brian McDonald.

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Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, September 13, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Wednesday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Thursday, November 30
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.

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2017 GREEN-WOOD BENEFIT

Wednesday, September 13, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join the Green-Wood Historic Fund as it presents the tenth annual De Witt Clinton Award for Excellence.

The award honors the legacy of 19th-century New York Governor De Witt Clinton (who also served as mayor of New York City, state senator, assemblyman and United States senator), now a venerated permanent resident at Green-Wood. Enjoy cocktails and dinner as we honor Dozier Hasty and Nancy Havens-Hasty and feature the restoration of the Weir Greenhouse and our vision for Green-Wood’s future.

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Birding Basics

Saturday, September 16, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Daily until Sunday, September 17
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Birding is one of this country’s fastest growing hobbies, and there is no place better to enjoy it in Brooklyn than at Green-Wood! This two-part course will teach the beginner birder the why, where, how, and what of birding. With over 250 species of birds residing in, or passing through, the Big Apple every year, learn where to look for, and how to identify, many of the species in this diverse group of animals. Our second session will end with a walk through the Cemetery, applying some of the lessons learned in the classroom.

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Cubans at Green-Wood

Saturday, September 16, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Since it opened in 1838, Green-Wood has been the resting place of myriad immigrant communities who made a new homes for themselves and their families in New York City. To honor this rich legacy, join Professor Lisandro Perez and Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman for a special trolley tour exploring famed Cuban immigrants of the 19th century who count among the cemetery’s permanent residents. You will explore the mausoleum of sugar planter and refiner Miguel de Aldama, who sought to overthrow Spanish control of Cuba, and that of the Acea family, one of the wealthiest coffee-planting families on the island. Along the tour, your guides will share stories of politics, commercial enterprise, and tragedy relating to Cubans interred here.

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Dead Distillers Trolley Tour

Saturday, September 16, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Green-Wood is teaming up with our friends at Kings County Distillery to delve into the storied past of distilling in Brooklyn. The afternoon kicks off with a trolley tour of the cemetery’s “permanent residents” with whiskey connections, including the one and only casualty of the Brooklyn Whiskey Wars of the late 1860s and early 1870s. Afterward, the trolley will head to Kings County Distillery in the Brooklyn Navy Yard where visitors will see first-hand how whiskey is made and enjoy a tasting of four delectable varieties.

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The Secret Mausoleum Club

Saturday, September 16, 9:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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A peaceful hush falls over Green-Wood each night. In the 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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