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Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Green-Wood Teach You How to Prune a Tree

Thursday, August 10, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Learn to prune like a professional arborist during this intensive workshop spanning three separate sessions. Start with classroom instruction in the principles of proper pruning at the world-famous Brooklyn Botanic Garden (on two consecutive Thursday evenings). Then come to Green-Wood for hands-on practice with an assortment of small trees and shrubs. For the Green-Wood session, attendees are encouraged bring lunch and hand pruners if they have them.

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Twilight Tour

Friday, August 11, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Friday, August 25
twilight-tour

Just after Green-Wood’s gates close to the public, enjoy the rare opportunity to explore the quiet beauty of the cemetery bathed in the golden light of the setting sun. On this walking tour you’ll visit the graves of fascinating figures in New York history and American culture from the 19th and early 20th centuries, ending with a visit to the catacombs, which are normally closed to visitors.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, August 13, 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 2017-08-13 01:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-08-13 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, August 13, 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 2017-08-13 01:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-08-13 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, August 15, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Tuesday, August 15
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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, August 16, 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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Birding in Peace

Sunday, August 20, 6:30 am - 8:00 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, August 21
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, August 20, 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 2017-08-20 01:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-08-20 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, August 20, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until Monday, August 28,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2017-08-20 01:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-08-20 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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Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, August 23, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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