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1 p.m. Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, November 5, 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) 7 p.m. Twilight Tour and Catacomb Cocktails

Thursday, November 6, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

There are few places more atmospheric than a cemetery at dusk – and Green-Wood is top notch when it comes to beauty and atmosphere. So take a walk on the wild side during this special event that will lead you on a twilight tour of the expansive grounds. As the sun sets on 478 spectacular acres, you’ll weave through stunning landscapes and visit the graves of fascinating figures in New York and American culture.

After the walking tour, enjoy a drink amidst the art and greenery. The catacombs will be open for the reception, so you can wander by torchlight, sip your drink, and visit the opulent indoor resting places of Green-Wood.

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1 p.m. In the Shadow of the Mountain

Saturday, November 8, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Luigi Del Bianco was an Italian immigrant who spent much of his life carving headstones and monuments for cemeteries in the Port Chester, NY area. But this dapper, friendly man held another role, too – as the chief carver at Mount Rushmore, Del Bianco played a hugely significant role in bringing life to one of the most famous American monuments. And yet his contribution goes largely unsung to this day. Join Lou Del Bianco, Luigi’s grandson, for this talk on the fascinating history, artistry, and life of Luigi. Using original photos and personal correspondence between Luigi and Rushmore designer Gutzon Borglum, Lou will demonstrate just how instrumental Luigi’s involvement was in the iconic mountainside sculpture. After the talk, a trolley tour will visit stops in Green-Wood showing other Italian sculpture – including the Angel of Death, carved by Gutzon Borglum’s brother, Solon.

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1 p.m. Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, November 9, 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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1 p.m. Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, November 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.

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(Sold Out) 1 p.m. Murder, Mayhem, and Disasters Trolley Tour

Saturday, November 15, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Serene, beautiful Green-Wood is the final resting place for many victims — and perpetrators — of violence. Join expert tour guide Ruth Edebohls to hear some of their fascinating stories. The Morro Castle disaster and possible murder of her captain, the sinking of the steamship Arctic, the Malbone Street train crash, a suicide on the grave of a beloved wife, the arsenic and clam chowder murder, Titanic survivors and the Brooklyn Theatre fire are just some of the tragic tales you’ll hear amidst a landscape of late fall beauty.

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6:30 p.m. Bushwick is Burning

Monday, November 17, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Jonathan Mahler, NY Times media reporter and author of the critically acclaimed Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx is Burning, moderates this panel exploring Bushwick’s 1970s nadir. Photographer Meryl Meisler, a tenant lawyer, FDNY fire marshal, Community Board manager, and displaced resident – will discuss their experiences on the frontlines of urban neglect.

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1 p.m. Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, November 19, 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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1 p.m. After the Fire Talk and Tour

Saturday, November 22, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Many people know the story of the Brooklyn Theater Fire – a conflagration that ripped through a packed theater in 1876 and left many hundreds dead in its wake. The loss of life was so great that a mass grave was donated in Green-Wood, and a monument erected at the site to commemorate the tragedy. The fire was national news and clearly shocked the boroughs, but what happened in Brooklyn after the fire? Tragedies like this inevitably affect the life, culture and policies of a city. At this talk and tour in Green-Wood’s historic chapel, historian Joshua Britton will examine tragedies like the Brooklyn Theater Fire and how their influence shaped the growing metropolis of Brooklyn. After the talk, a trolley tour will visit related sites in Green-Wood.

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1 p.m. Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, November 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.

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