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Mushrooming 101

Saturday, June 17, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Credit: Hassan Haidar

While the colorful trees and migrating birds of Green-Wood get lots of buzz (and Instagram posts), visitors might not know about the bounty of mushrooms sprouting throughout the cemetery’s 478 verdant acres. Gary Lincoff, author of The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms and instructor at the New York Botanical Garden, leads an eye-opening exploration of the wonderful fungi on our grounds. Learn the basics of identifying mushrooms species and the crucial differences between edible and poisonous varieties. This tour is a great opportunity for novice and expert foragers alike for the next hike in the woods or trip to the farmers market.

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(Sold Out) A Night of Victorian Tragedies

Saturday, June 17, 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Victorians knew a thing or two about tragedy. They seemed to almost revel in tales of disaster and heartbreak. And a Victorian-era cemetery, like Green-Wood, has no dearth of these sad, sad stories. Greg Young, co-host of the award-winning NYC history podcast, The Bowery Boys, emcees a night of storytelling, where you and your fellow audience members will vote on the most tragic of Victorian tales.

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Birding in Peace

Sunday, June 18, 6:00 am - 7:30 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 Tuesday, August 1
Credit: Rob Jett

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. Locally nesting birds will be incubating eggs or actively raising their first broods.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, June 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Monday, August 28,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2017-06-18 01:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-06-18 12:00
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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Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, June 18, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Monday, August 28,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2017-06-18 01:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-06-18 3:00
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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Death and Dharma

Tuesday, June 20, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Tuesday, August 15
Credit: Neal Slavin

What can we learn from Buddhist teachings about our own lives on earth? How might we understand the impermanence of life within the expanding universe? In what ways might death inform our relationships with strangers, loved ones, and our own selves? These questions are the inspiration for a new series of lectures and meditations presented by the Brooklyn Zen Center (BZC) and Green-Wood that explore the complexities of death, dying, and the hereafter.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, June 21, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Thursday, August 31
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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A Night of Blues, Folk and Rock in Support of Green-Wood

Friday, June 23, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Join us on the night the Green-Wood Chapel becomes a House of Blues! We are enormously proud and excited to present an evening of folk, blues, and rock music with the powerhouse duo of singer-guitarists Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams. Three time Grammy Award-winning Larry Campbell – best known for his eight years with Bob Dylan – has played with Elvis Costello, Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson, and Levon Helm’s Midnight Rambles, to name just a few. And Teresa, who met Larry when she was playing at the Bottom Line in the ‘80s, has sung with giants like Mavis Staples and Emmylou Harris. That’s why this performance by “the first couple of Americana” (Mojo Magazine) at Green-Wood, a National Historic Landmark, is a perfect marriage.

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Ahoy New York!

Saturday, June 24, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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New York’s harbor is at the center of the city’s evolution from colonial trading outpost to global capital for business and industry. Join Jeff Richman, Green-Wood’s historian, and Marian Betancourt, author of the recently-published Heroes of New York Harbor: Tales from the City’s Port, for a special trolley tour exploring Green-Wood’s permanent residents who set their sights on this famous port of call. You will learn about the men who spearheaded the Erie Canal, Brooklyn Bridge, and Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel; maritime disasters that inspired iconic memorials like the Pilot’s Monument, men who served on the first ironclad warship USS Monitor, and much more.

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Celebrate the Summer Solstice with Jazz at Twilight (Members Only)

Saturday, June 24, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers, a five piece band influenced by New Orleans, Harlem swing and Parisian cabaret, will play you into the night with their uniquely beautiful and melancholic tunes. Arrive just before the sun begins to dip below the horizon to enjoy sweeping views of the cemetery and New York harbor awash in golden light.

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