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(Sold Out) Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, September 11, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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

Wednesday, September 14, 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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Green-Wood Benefit

Wednesday, September 14, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Join the Green-Wood Historic Fund as it presents the ninth 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 Geoffrey Ward, Emmy Award-Winning script writer and author.

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(Sold Out) Hamilton: The Trolley Tour

Saturday, September 17, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An encore performance! Hamilton is a smash hit on Broadway, and these days the man and his legacy are all the rage. Now you can get your fill of the saga at Green-Wood! Although Alexander himself rests elsewhere, many family members and those who crossed his path are interred here. Led by historian Jeff Richman, you’ll visit Robert Troup, Hamilton’s college roommate with whom he had a lifelong close relationship; William Peter Van Ness, who was Burr’s “second” during that fateful duel; Hamilton’s son, John, who spent years studying his father’s history; Hamilton’s grandchildren, Elizabeth and Schuyler; William Livingston, who served in the Constitutional Congress with Hamilton; and many others. You’ll also discuss the Battle of Brooklyn – fought on land that is now part of Green-Wood – and Hamilton’s role in that battle, the largest of the American Revolution.

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When The Bell Tolls

Saturday, September 17, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Are we ever really ready for the time when the bell tolls? If we’re open to talking about it, we might be a least a little more prepared. This panel – an official 2016 Brooklyn Book Festival Event – will explore the complex relationship between death, dying, and the hereafter, and how any such understanding is shaped by the meaning we give to our own lives. It’s heavy stuff, but our guest presenters will guide you through with wisdom, direction and even a sense of humor. Presenters include Dale Allison (Night Comes, published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company), Amy Cunningham (blogger at The Inspired Funeral and founder of Fitting Tribute Funeral Services), and Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin (Near-Death Experiences: Understanding Visions of the Afterlife, published by Oxford University Press).

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(Sold Out) Moonlight Walking Tour

Sunday, September 18, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Armed with a flashlight and the full moon’s brilliance, fearless trekkers will explore intriguing tombstones and the haunting catacombs with historian Jeff Richman. Accompanied by the ethereal and atmospheric sounds of live accordion music, the tour will keep an eye 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 nighttime ambiance! Please bring a flashlight to light your way.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, September 21, 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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Green Metropolis

Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Delving into unlikely oases, the legendary Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, who launched the restoration of Central Park in the 1980s and saved it from a state of near ruin , now introduces us to seven remarkable green spaces in and around New York City, giving us the history—both natural and human—of how they have been transformed over time. Copies of her book will be available for signing and sale after the program.

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Evening Bike Tour

Thursday, September 22, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Exclusively for Patron Circle members! It is the great desire of bicyclists from near and far to bike the serene, rolling hills of Green-Wood. Yet, cycling is not permitted within our gates. Except now! With special dispensation from the president, Patron Circle members can enjoy a private, after-hours bike tour curated by the experts at Turnstile Tours. Your guide will lead the way to Green-Wood’s most popular attractions while also unveiling high points of Brooklyn history. Don’t miss out on this special evening ride! Be among the few to enjoy this beautiful landscape – its trees, its glacial ponds, its hills and mercifully its flatlands as well – as a cyclist. Please note: BYOB (Bring your own bicycle.)

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(Sold Out) Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, September 25, 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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