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1 p.m. Designing Green-Wood: New York’s First Rural Greenspace

Saturday, April 19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Green-Wood owes much of its splendor to the genius of its original designer – landscape architect David Bates Douglass. The twists and turns of Green-Wood’s 40 miles of pathways purposefully create visual surprises around each bend. In 1838, Douglass eschewed the long vistas of unobstructed open space, in favor of rolling hills and meandering, serpentine walkways.

Join Superintendent of Grounds, Art Presson, in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel for a talk on David Bates Douglass’s intent and original design. Then board the trolley for a tour of what’s changed, what’s stayed the same, and how the Green-Wood landscape has evolved over 175 years.

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1 p.m. Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, April 23, 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. Green-Wood offers complimentary hot chocolate on tours all winter!

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) 8:30 p.m. Green-Wood presents The Secret Mausoleum Club

Wednesday, April 23, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join the only club in New York that takes place after-hours in a cemetery. Once a month, long after the gates have been closed to the public, you’ll get an exclusive look at some of Green-Wood’s most fascinating 19th century vaults and chambers. An array of mystery guests and guides will lead a new adventure each month, illuminating fascinating bits of history, art, architecture and wonder. The secret mausoleum of the month won’t be revealed to you until you arrive at Green-Wood that night, but each experience promises to be uniquely educational and interesting. In an intimate group of your fellow club members, you’ll discover fascinating history and culture, all while enjoying a libation in the atmospheric beauty of a moonlit Green-Wood. Plus, you’ll receive a token mausoleum key for each time you come to Green-Wood for a club meeting.

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1 p.m. Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, April 27, 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. Green-Wood offers complimentary hot chocolate on tours all winter!

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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2 p.m. Honoring Fearless Flo

Sunday, April 27, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We celebrate the life and career of Florence LaBadie, a young silent film sensation in the early 20th-century. Appearing in over 180 films over the course of her short life, LaBadie was a stunningly beautiful actress who enjoyed tremendous fame in her day. A tragic car accident in 1928 cut her life short at the age of 28, and she was buried at Green-Wood shortly thereafter. Mysteriously, neither a gravestone nor a monument was ever placed at her burial site and her resting place has remained unmarked for nearly a century. Now, with the help of Green-Wood, Ned Thanhouser and Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, loyal LaBadie fans and film historians, “Fearless Flo” will finally receive a proper grave marker. Join us on LaBadie’s birthday for a dedication ceremony at her final resting place, featuring music and speeches. A reception will follow in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel.

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1 p.m. Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, April 30, 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. Green-Wood offers complimentary hot chocolate on tours all winter!

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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1 p.m. Great Architects of Green-Wood Walking Tour with Francis Morrone

Saturday, May 3, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join architectural historian and expert tour guide Francis Morrone as he leads a special architecturally themed walking tour of Green-Wood. The cemetery’s 478 acres boasts not simply a stunning landscape, but also world-class art and architecture. And with such a vast array of good design, it’s no surprise that many famed architects also chose Green-Wood as their final resting place. In addition to discussing some of Green-Wood’s notable structures, such as the main gothic arches by Richard M. Upjohn and the chapel by Warren & Wetmore (the architects behind Grand Central), Morrone will point out the sites of the many prominent architects who are buried at Green-Wood – like James Renwick Jr., cast-iron king James Bogardus, Central Park contributor Jacob Wrey Mould and more. You will learn of their fascinating lives, fruitful careers, and influence in the architecture arena. Morrone was named, by Travel + Leisure magazine, one of the 13 best tour guides in the world and this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see the only tour Morrone has ever led in Green-Wood.

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1 p.m. The Azaleas and Dogwoods of Green-Wood Trolley Tour

Sunday, May 4, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do not attempt to adjust your dials – our spring colors really are that vibrant! Green-Wood’s Superintendent of Grounds and resident expert in all things green (and pink, yellow, white and purple), Art Presson will dazzle you with the extraordinary beauty of the spring blooms at Green-Wood.

Whether you’re the kind of person who sees white blooms and says “that’s a Cornus florida flowering dogwood!” or you’re more the “that’s pretty—I wonder what it’s called” kind of person, this tour will be a visual extravaganza. With over 8,000 trees across 478 acres, Green-Wood is one of the most beautiful places in all of New York City.

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1 p.m. Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, May 7, 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. Green-Wood offers complimentary hot chocolate on tours all winter!

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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1 p.m. Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, May 11, 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. Green-Wood offers complimentary hot chocolate on tours all winter!

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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