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Death Café

Tuesday, March 7, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Death Café is a simple concept. It was inspired by the centuries-old European salon (or café) where people gathered informally to discuss philosophical, political or scientific ideas. In 2011, British entrepreneur Jon Underwood brought the concept to discussions of the most universal topic of all: death. Underwood’s intention was to provide an opportunity to “increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives.” Today, there are over 1,500 death cafes in 26 countries around the world.

Beginning in January 2017, Green-Wood is proud to host monthly gatherings of the Death Café here in our beautiful, modern chapel. Amy Cunningham, death educator and creator of the Brooklyn-based blog TheInspiredFuneral.com, invites participants to share their thoughts and feelings on death. It’s an opportunity for safe and open exchanges, without an agenda. Coffee and light snacks are provided.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, March 8, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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.

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Birding in Peace

Sunday, March 12, 7:00 am - 8:30 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, March 27,
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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. Copies of our new Bird Checklist will be available to all tour participants. Comfortable footwear is recommended.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, March 12, 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 Sunday, April 16
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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(Canceled) Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, March 15, 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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Cremation: History and Modern Process

Thursday, March 16, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Friday, May 19
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What is cremation? How long have we been doing it, and how does it work? Amy Cunningham, death educator, leads this presentation of cremation’s history and its impact on present-day and future funerals. This engaging and sometimes even light-hearted exploration will also touch on 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, then chat with Amy and other attendees at a short reception.

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Green-Wood in an Hour

Friday, March 17, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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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!

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Healthcare for Trees

Saturday, March 18, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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A long life depends on good health and, when necessary, a little reduction. It’s true for us. It’s true for trees. Led by Arborist Bill Logan, you’ll practice using hand pruners, lopers, and pole pruners and learn the proper techniques behind sanitary, reduction, and developmental pruning.

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Twilight Tour

Saturday, March 18, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that begins at 2017-03-18 07:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-03-18 8:30
Credit: Art Presson

There are few places more atmospheric than a cemetery at dusk – and Green-Wood is top notch when it comes to beauty and ambience. Arm yourself with a flashlight to explore the cemetery’s stunning landscape as the sun sets over the horizon. On this walking tour, you’ll visit the graves of fascinating figures in New York and American culture, ending at our famous catacombs, which are normally closed to the public. Please bring a flashlight to light your way. Comfortable footwear is recommended.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, March 22, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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.

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