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City Stories, City Spirit: Write with NY Writers Coalition!

Wednesday, July 6, 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Thursday, July 28
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Inspired by the serene, historic landscape of Green-Wood, City Voices, City Spirit returns this June. Facilitated by NY Writers Coalition, the largest community-based writing organization in the country, this workshop helps writers generate new writing and connect with their craft on a deeper level, with every nook in the cemetery offering inspiration and enlightenment.

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Designing with Trees Walking Tour

Sunday, July 10, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Designing with trees

Boasting 7,000 trees, four glacial ponds, and natural hills formed by the glacial moraine, Green-Wood’s landscape is one of the most enchanting outdoor spaces in NYC. On this walking tour, hear from an expert Landscape Architect and Historian as they lead you through Green-Wood’s hills and dales, discussing the art of designing with nature.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, July 10, 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 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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(Sold Out) Cremation: History and the Modern Process

Sunday, July 10, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Courtesy of PBDW Architects. Photographer Jonathan Wallen.

What is cremation? How long have we been doing it, and how does it work? Is it the right choice for you or your family? Amy Cunningham leads this tour of cremation’s history and its impact on the present and future of funerals. In Green-Wood’s Modern Chapel, you’ll learn about the earliest known cremation in Australia 32 thousand years ago, the pagan cremations in ancient Rome, and how Judaism’s consistent objection to cremation led to 1,500 years of Christian burial. Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Madame Helena Blavatsky, Jessica Mitford, Ann Landers and Reverend Billy Graham will all make appearances in this engaging, sometimes jolly talk. You’ll also learn how to choose an end-of-life mode of disposition that expresses your own beliefs and values. After the talk, you will tour Green-Wood’s crematory with a member of the crematory staff, and enjoy the chance for discussions and questions at a short reception.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, July 13, 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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City Stories, City Spirit: Write with NY Writers Coalition!

Wednesday, July 13, 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until Thursday, July 28
NYWC logo

Inspired by the serene, historic landscape of Green-Wood, City Voices, City Spirit returns this June. Facilitated by NY Writers Coalition, the largest community-based writing organization in the country, this workshop helps writers generate new writing and connect with their craft on a deeper level, with every nook in the cemetery offering inspiration and enlightenment.

Find out more »

Honoring Basquait

Saturday, July 16, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
basquiat

Join us for a walk to the monument of Jean-Michel Basquiat. The bucolic cemetery is an oasis in urban Brooklyn, and Basquiat’s gravesite is a popular place for fans and artists to commemorate his life and give their thanks for his short but brilliant career. A tour to the site will be led by arts journalist and tour guide Allison Meier.

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(Sold Out) A Night at Niblo’s Garden

Saturday, July 16, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
bicycle-niblo

This popular event is back for 2016 and better than ever! Imagine an outdoor pleasure dome, strung with lights, adorned with fountains and featuring the top musicians, dancers and entertainers of the time. That was the scene at Niblo’s Garden – the premier entertainment house of the 19th century. Niblo himself had a habit of turning his Green-Wood mausoleum – built years before his death – into a pleasure garden of its own, with friends, picnics, and entertainment. Rumor has it he even stocked the nearby Crescent Water with goldfish.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, July 20, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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.

Find out more »

City Stories, City Spirit: Write with NY Writers Coalition!

Wednesday, July 20, 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until Thursday, July 28
NYWC logo

Inspired by the serene, historic landscape of Green-Wood, City Voices, City Spirit returns this June. Facilitated by NY Writers Coalition, the largest community-based writing organization in the country, this workshop helps writers generate new writing and connect with their craft on a deeper level, with every nook in the cemetery offering inspiration and enlightenment.

Find out more »
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