On view May 15th to October 13th
Celebrate the 175th anniversary of this National Historic Landmark. A Beautiful Way To Go: New York’s Green-Wood Cemetery is a brand new exhibit curated and presented by the Museum of the City of New York.
Featuring original artifacts, sculptures, drawings and Hudson River paintings; historic documents; and photographs, the exhibit focuses on several aspects of Green-Wood’s history and imminence – it’s many illustrious permanent residents, the rural cemetery movement that spawned bucolic burial grounds across the nation, and the expert art, architecture and design of Green-Wood’s 478 acres.
The exhibit will also detail what’s ahead for Green-Wood and what the next 175 years will look like at this esteemed landmark.
For more information, visit MCNY Online or call 212-534-1672. The MCNY is located at 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street in New York City.
Also, on June 1st Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman will lead a members-only tour of the exhibit. Click here for more information about the tour.
We are very proud of our app, “Green-Wood Discover”! This first-ever historic cemetery app allows you to experience Green-Wood as you never have before. The enhanced walking tour route includes author/journalist Pete Hamill describing his love of Green-Wood; recent photographs of each of its 40 stops; a cemetery map; audio of songs (our favorite: “You Naughty, Naughty Men,” the hit song from the first American Musical, “The Black Crook”), poems, and dramatic readings; video of our Monk Parakeets and the view from Battle Hill of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline; and tours based on specific themes (like Architecture, the Civil War, Gardens and Trees, Interesting Inscriptions, Restorations, Sculpture, and Then and Now Photographs).It can be enjoyed as you walk the cemetery ground’s (now you can stand at Leonard Bernstein’s grave and hear music that he composed for “West Side Story”) or as a virtual tour from anywhere in the world. It truly allows you to experience Green-Wood as it has never been enjoyed before-with all sorts of sidebars, including photographs of 25th Street as it looked more than a century ago (Ice Cream Saloon!). In all, we estimate that walking the entire app will take about 2 or 3 hours.
Download the app in your mobile store today, and then write a review to let us know what you think! We want to know what you loved, what you didn’t, and what you’d like to see in the next version.
Available for Android devices with OS 2.2 (Froyo) or 2.3 (Gingerbread). Not yet compatible with OS 3.0 (Honeycomb) or OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Click to open the Amazon appstore for Android devices.
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As a volunteer, you will make rich connections with Green-Wood’s history and become a part of the unique and exciting work happening here. You will gain extensive knowledge on the historical and artistic significance of Green-Wood and have opportunities to interact with our many visitors and enthusiasts.
Volunteer tasks include assisting on tours and events, staffing our welcome cart, selling merchandise and conducting historical research. Some volunteer assignments, like our Civil War Project, are ongoing. Others are for specific events and operate on a date-by-date basis. Time commitments vary and are flexible. In all cases, volunteering will offer you a chance to make a personal connection with Green-Wood and become an ambassador for this nationally landmarked site.
Join our dedicated team at Green-Wood! Please email your resume and/or letter of interest to Chelsea Dowell at email@example.com and put “Volunteer opportunities” in the subject line.
Share your photos! We encourage everyone to share their photos of Green-Wood with us and others. Click here to check out our Flickr group and add your best shots (see below for a slideshow of additions to our group pool).
When visiting, please ask for a copy of our Photography Policy at our main entrance. Professional photography, including use of lights, stands or other equipment, as well as publishing of any photographs taken at Green-Wood, requires written consent of The Green-Wood Cemetery. If you have questions about photographing in Green-Wood, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the main office at 718.768.7300.
Photo Collection Highlights:
Green-Wood is proud to feature the work of selected photographers who have made Green-Wood their subject.
More Photographer’s Journal photo galleries on Flickr:
On July 16, 2008, a delegation from Shimoda, Japan, made their 23rd visit to the monument dedicated to Townsend Harris. Led by Mayor Ishii of Shimoda, they paid their respects to Townsend Harris, the first American consul-general in Japan in 1856. Click here to read The New York Times article.