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Green-Wood Cemetery

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500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States

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Winter Bird Watch

Saturday, December 5, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Green-Wood’s 478 acres are an urban oasis for humans and birds, alike. Toss a scarf over your shoulders and enjoy this crisp winter bird walk! Tour guide and birder Marge Raymond will lead this walking tour in search of winter residents like the White-throated Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Red- and White-breasted Nuthatch, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Goldfinch, and more, plus Green-Wood’s year-round residents like the Cardinal, Blue Jay, and Red-tail Hawk. Some sightings of late migrants and hawks are also possible. Between bird sightings, enjoy Green-Wood’s serene landscape as Marge gives tidbits on the history, art, and architecture the tour encounters. Bring comfortable walking shoes and your binoculars!

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Common Shade: Marking Our Graves

Tuesday, December 8, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A quick stroll through Green-Wood makes evident the myriad styles in which people memorialize friends, family, or themselves. And just like any other visual art, popularity of styles shift and change with the cultural at large. Join Eva Bowerman, Chair of the New York Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies, for a look at American monuments and memorialization through the years. Why were certain styles more popular than others, and what outside forces influenced prevailing memorialization customs? Eva’s background in art history informs her view of the shifting popularity of styles and customs regarding tombstones and monuments. She’ll examine the American monument landscape at large, and touch on specific examples you can find in Green-Wood. After the presentation, a discussion will follow with Eva and Common Shade moderator Evan Michelson.

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