Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Past Events

Green-Wood in an Hour

Friday, April 21, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Saturday, May 20
Credit: Art Presson

Don’t have a lot of time? These new tours are perfect for you. Because Green-Wood is an immense place, and a visit to our grounds can sometimes be overwhelming. What to see? Where to walk? That’s why we’ve created these short but power packed tours that give you a fascinating look at a single aspect of Green-Wood. On the third Friday of every month, one of our expert staff members will take you behind the scenes for rare insights into this historic cemetery. And after sixty minutes, you’re on your way!

Find out more »

Over There! Green-Wood and World War I Trolley Tour

Saturday, April 22, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Credit: Jeff Richman

April marks the 100th anniversary of United States’ entry into World War I. Our trolley tour pays homage to the many laid to rest at Green-Wood who served in this war intended to end all wars. We will visit the graves of wealthy heiresses Dorothy and Gladys Cromwell whose dramatic double suicide captured the attention of the nation; reconnaissance pilot Lieutenant Kenneth Culbert shot down over enemy lines; and ace bomber pilot First Lieutenant John Cowperthwaite Tyler, amongst others. Along the way, we will read from letters these men and women detailing their heroic exploits, as well as discuss how our dedicated team of volunteers have identified these individuals and where they are interred.

Find out more »

(Sold Out) Dead Distillers Trolley Tour

Saturday, April 22, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
distill-event

Green-Wood is teaming with our friends at Kings County Distillery to delve into the past and present of distilling, Brooklyn style. The afternoon kicks off with a trolley tour of the cemetery’s permanent residents with whiskey connections, including the only casualty in the contentious Whiskey Wars of the mid-1800s. Afterward, the trolley will head to Kings County Distillery in the Brooklyn Navy Yard to explore how whiskey is made and enjoy a tasting of four of their of their delectable products (which they have been producing since 2010).

Find out more »

Birding in Peace

Sunday, April 23, 6:30 am - 8:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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, May 1,
and
Image courtesy of @jeffmorey

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. Copies of our new Bird Checklist will be available to all tour participants. Comfortable footwear is recommended.

Find out more »

Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, April 26, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until Thursday, June 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.

Find out more »

The Future of the Funeral

Thursday, April 27, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
future-of-the-funeral-ii

Funerals may be as old as mankind, but they are continually evolving to meet the needs and demands of a changing world. Join Amy Cunningham, funeral director and death educator, to explore everything from home funeral options to simple cremation services to “green” burials. The most modern and recent technologies will also be presented. She will provide her insights and answer common questions like, “What if my deceased partner/spouse is of a different faith tradition or cultural background?”, “How much direction can I give to celebrants and clergy or to friends and family?”, “Is it possible to host my own funeral before I go?” In the course of this friendly hour, you’ll get a glimpse of what a funeral can be – and you’ll leave with comforting ideas and inspiration for yourself or someone you love.

Find out more »

Here Lie the Secrets of the Visitors of Green-Wood Cemetery

Saturday, April 29, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until Sunday, April 30
Credit: Art Presson

Green-Wood and Creative Time partner to present Sophie Calle’s site-specific installation “Here Lie the Secrets of the Visitors of Green-Wood Cemetery”. Visitors are invited to transcribe their most intimate secrets onto paper and lay them to rest in a grave designed by the artist.

During the debut weekend, visitors are encouraged to spend the day exploring the sculptures and monuments throughout Green-Wood, a tradition that dates back to the early 1800s. Free maps of the cemetery, specially made to accompany Calle’s installation, will be available. Also guided walking tours, with an emphasis on symbols and iconography, will be offered at no cost.

Find out more »

Birding in Peace

Sunday, April 30, 6:30 am - 8:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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, May 1,
and
Image courtesy of @jeffmorey

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. Copies of our new Bird Checklist will be available to all tour participants. Comfortable footwear is recommended.

Find out more »

Here Lie the Secrets of the Visitors of Green-Wood Cemetery

Sunday, April 30, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until Sunday, April 30
Credit: Art Presson

Green-Wood and Creative Time partner to present Sophie Calle’s site-specific installation “Here Lie the Secrets of the Visitors of Green-Wood Cemetery”. Visitors are invited to transcribe their most intimate secrets onto paper and lay them to rest in a grave designed by the artist.

During the debut weekend, visitors are encouraged to spend the day exploring the sculptures and monuments throughout Green-Wood, a tradition that dates back to the early 1800s. Free maps of the cemetery, specially made to accompany Calle’s installation, will be available. Also guided walking tours, with an emphasis on symbols and iconography, will be offered at no cost.

Find out more »

Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, April 30, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Monday, May 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.

Find out more »
+ Export Listed Events