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Historic Trolley Tour

Historic Trolley Tour

Credit: Robert Denbo
Sunday, March 29, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 
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

Historic Trolley Tour

Credit: Robert Denbo
Wednesday, April 1, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 
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

Historic Trolley Tour

Credit: Robert Denbo
Wednesday, April 8, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 
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) Baseball Greats in Green-Wood Trolley Tour

(Sold Out) Baseball Greats in Green-Wood Trolley Tour

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Saturday, April 11, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 
Batter up! To ring in the 2015 season, we’ll welcome Tom Gilbert, member of the Society for Baseball Research (SABR – the folks who brought you “Moneyball”) and author of a new book on baseball’s formative years, for a tour of the fascinating ball-playing pioneers interred at Green-Wood. With Tom and Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman, you’ll visit the monuments and markers of Henry Chadwick, the Father of Baseball, who invented the game’s scoring system; James Creighton, baseball’s first national star; Charles Ebbets, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers; the great hitter Charlie Smith; and many others who played a role in making baseball America’s National Pastime.
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(Sold Out) Historic Trolley Tour

(Sold Out) Historic Trolley Tour

Credit: Robert Denbo
Sunday, April 12, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 
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.

(Sold Out) Green-Wood Landmarks Trolley Tour with Matt Postal

(Sold Out) Green-Wood Landmarks Trolley Tour with Matt Postal

Credit: Mike Carsten
Sunday, April 12, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Landmarks Law with a tour celebrating Green-Wood’s connections to beloved NYC landmarks. With expert tour guide Matt Postal, study designated landmarks within Green-Wood’s own 478 acres, like Richard Upjohn and Son’s magnificent gothic archway (celebrating its 150th birthday this year), as well as several sites with landmark connections – like a 1911 chapel by Warren and Wetmore; the monuments of architects including Gamaliel King (Brooklyn Borough Hall), James Renwick (St. Patrick’s Cathedral), and James McComb (Gracie Mansion, City Hall); a mausoleum designed by the renowned Stanford White, and more.
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Historic Trolley Tour

Historic Trolley Tour

Credit: Robert Denbo
Wednesday, April 15, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 
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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Green-Wood Foraging with “Wildman” Steve Brill

Green-Wood Foraging with “Wildman” Steve Brill

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Saturday, April 18, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
 
Green-Wood’s 478 acres of rolling hills, tree coverage, glacial ponds and natural grasses are the perfect place to celebrate nature, study ecology, and learn about the rich renewal resources right at our feet. “Wildman” Steve Brill has been using urban green space to teach New Yorkers about edible wild plants for 33 years, and his walk through Green-Wood will use our historic landscape to teach adults and kids alike about safe foraging practices, and which delicious foods are ripe for the picking.
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Historic Trolley Tour

Historic Trolley Tour

Credit: Robert Denbo
Wednesday, April 22, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 
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) Light Painting in Green-Wood: A Nighttime Photography Workshop

(Sold Out) Light Painting in Green-Wood: A Nighttime Photography Workshop

Credit: Matt Hill
Saturday, April 25, 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
 
For the first time, we’re opening Green-Wood’s gates afterhours for an exclusive workshop in night photography. Gabriel Biderman, author of Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, and visual artist and educator Matt Hill will lead you in this hands-on workshop dedicated to capturing the essence of Green-Wood art and architecture at night. Long exposures and light painting will be the focus (so a tripod, cable release, and SLR camera are mandatory). A comfort shooting in manual and bulb mode is also recommended.
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Historic Trolley Tour

Historic Trolley Tour

Credit: Robert Denbo
Sunday, April 26, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 
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.

Light Painting in Green-Wood: A Nighttime Photography Workshop

Light Painting in Green-Wood: A Nighttime Photography Workshop

Credit: Matt Hill
Sunday, April 26, 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
 
For the first time, we’re opening Green-Wood’s gates afterhours for an exclusive workshop in night photography. Gabriel Biderman, author of Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, and visual artist and educator Matt Hill will lead you in this hands-on workshop dedicated to capturing the essence of Green-Wood art and architecture at night. Long exposures and light painting will be the focus (so a tripod, cable release, and SLR camera are mandatory). A comfort shooting in manual and bulb mode is also recommended.
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Historic Trolley Tour

Historic Trolley Tour

Credit: Robert Denbo
Wednesday, April 29, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 
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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What’s That Tree? Walk

What’s That Tree? Walk

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Saturday, May 2, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 
Green-Wood is home to nearly 8,000 trees, and boasts one of the largest collections of mature trees in the city. On this walk, Green-Wood’s 478 acres will be your classroom as you stroll the grounds with an expert Green-Wood guide, and learn to identify trees based on their leaves, bark, roots, and form. Enjoy a spring day in nature and learn something, too!