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Green-Wood Cemetery

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500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
718-210-3080

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Celebrate the Summer Solstice with Jazz at Twilight (Members Only)

Saturday, June 24, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers, a five piece band influenced by New Orleans, Harlem swing and Parisian cabaret, will play you into the night with their uniquely beautiful and melancholic tunes. Arrive just before the sun begins to dip below the horizon to enjoy sweeping views of the cemetery and New York harbor awash in golden light.

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Birding in Peace

Sunday, June 25, 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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Credit: Rob Jett

Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful Sunday morning walking tours to discover the many birds that call Green-Wood home. Locally nesting birds will be incubating eggs or actively raising their first broods.

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Striking Likenesses

Sunday, June 25, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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When Green-Wood Cemetery opened in the early 19th century, the art of posthumous portraiture was immensely popular. As a form of commemoration, these portraits of recently deceased loved ones were prized for the precious bond they created between the land of the living and the realm of the dead. This walking tour explores the stone and bronze images commissioned to immortalize the dearly departed, many of which were created by leading artists of the day, including sculptors Daniel Chester French, John Quincy Ward, and Charles Calverley, among others. Allison Meier, a staff writer for Hyperallergic, who specializes in the visual culture of overlooked history, will unravel how the Victorian age’s obsession with images of the dead was also found in painted portraits and postmortem daguerreotypes.

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The Eminent Irish of Green-Wood

Saturday, July 1, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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9th-century Irish immigration contributed immeasurably to the rich tapestry of American culture. Green-Wood has its share of the illustrious sons and daughters of Eire. This trolley tour, led by Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman, will explore these notable Irish, including copper magnate, Marcus Daly; India Ink manufacturer and American patriot, Charles Higgins; one-armed Civil War General, Thomas Sweeney (who retired from the U.S. military but went on to lead the Fenian invasion of Canada); Irish patriot Wolfe Tone’s widow and son; actress and mistress of the mighty, Lola Montez, and many more.

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Birding in Peace

Sunday, July 9, 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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Credit: Rob Jett

Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful Sunday morning walking tours to discover the many birds that call Green-Wood home. Locally nesting birds will be incubating eggs or actively raising their first broods.

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Death Café

Tuesday, July 11, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Death Café is inspired by the centuries-old European salon (or café), an informal gathering to discuss philosophical, political or scientific ideas. In 2011, British entrepreneur Jon Underwood brought this concept to discussions of the most universal topic of all: death. Underwood’s intention was to provide an opportunity to “increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives.” Today, there are over 4,400 Death Cafes in 26 countries around the world.

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Birding in Peace

Sunday, July 16, 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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Credit: Rob Jett

Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful Sunday morning walking tours to discover the many birds that call Green-Wood home. Locally nesting birds will be incubating eggs or actively raising their first broods.

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Green-Wood in an Hour

Friday, July 21, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Saturday, July 22
Credit: Art Presson

Don’t have a lot of time? These new tours are perfect for you. Green-Wood is an immense place, and a visit to our grounds can sometimes be overwhelming. What to see? Where to walk? That’s why we’ve created these short but power packed tours that give you a fascinating look at a single aspect of Green-Wood. On the third Friday of every month, one of our expert staff members will take you behind the scenes for rare insights into this historic cemetery. And after sixty minutes, you’re on your way!

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A Night at Niblo’s Garden

Saturday, July 22, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Credit: Maike Schulz

This popular event is back for 2017 and better than ever! Niblo’s Garden was once one of New York City’s largest and most elaborate theaters (at Prince and Broadway in SoHo) replete with sparkling lanterns, fountains, a festive open-air restaurant and bar, and featuring the top musicians, dancers, and entertainers of the time. Owner and impresario, William Niblo, an eccentric himself, was known to invite friends to the site of his elaborate mausoleum at Green-Wood, built for his dearly departed wife, turning the lakeside burial plot into a pleasure garden of its own. He was said to have visited the mausoleum on a daily basis, bringing friends, picnicking and even stocking the nearby pond with goldfish.

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Birding in Peace

Sunday, July 23, 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Tuesday, August 1
Credit: Rob Jett

Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful Sunday morning walking tours to discover the many birds that call Green-Wood home. Locally nesting birds will be incubating eggs or actively raising their first broods.

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Twilight and Nighttime Photography

Saturday, July 29, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Credit: Steven Acres

Green-Wood is an inspirational landscape any time of day, but it is especially wondrous after sunset. Sean Sime, who has over 20 years of professional experience in journalism, fashion, and documentary photography, will lead an exclusive after-hours workshop in twilight and nighttime photography to capture the atmospheric beauty of the cemetery.

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The Secret Mausoleum Club

Saturday, July 29, 9:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Credit: Steven Acres

A peaceful hush falls over Green-Wood’s each night. In near darkness, centuries-old monuments stand guard over those laid to permanently rest within. This year, Atlas Obscura and Green-Wood Cemetery are collaborating to present The Secret Mausoleum Club, as we open the cemetery’s historic gates and selected mausoleums for an extraordinary series of after-hours explorations through history.

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Birding in Peace

Sunday, July 30, 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Tuesday, August 1
Credit: Rob Jett

Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful Sunday morning walking tours to discover the many birds that call Green-Wood home. Locally nesting birds will be incubating eggs or actively raising their first broods.

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Lament at Green-Wood: The Ninth of Av

Monday, July 31, 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Credit: Steven Acres

The Ninth of Av (Tisha b’Av) is a solemn date on the Hebrew calendar, marking the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem and the loss of an ancient and sacred civilization. A stunning and historic site, Green-Wood’s grounds will provide us a unique entry into the meaning of this holy day and the sacredness of life.

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Birding in Peace

Sunday, August 6, 6:30 am - 8:00 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Monday, August 21
Credit: Rob Jett

Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful Sunday morning walking tours to discover the many birds that call Green-Wood home. Locally nesting birds will be incubating eggs or actively raising their first broods.

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Death Café

Tuesday, August 8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Wednesday, August 9
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The Death Café is inspired by the centuries-old European salon (or café), an informal gathering to discuss philosophical, political or scientific ideas. In 2011, British entrepreneur Jon Underwood brought this concept to discussions of the most universal topic of all: death. Underwood’s intention was to provide an opportunity to “increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives.” Today, there are over 4,400 Death Cafes in 26 countries around the world.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Green-Wood Teach You How to Prune a Tree

Thursday, August 10, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Learn to prune like a professional arborist during this intensive workshop spanning three separate sessions. Start with classroom instruction in the principles of proper pruning at the world-famous Brooklyn Botanic Garden (on two consecutive Thursday evenings). Then come to Green-Wood for hands-on practice with an assortment of small trees and shrubs. For the Green-Wood session, attendees are encouraged bring lunch and hand pruners if they have them.

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Birding in Peace

Sunday, August 20, 6:30 am - 8:00 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Monday, August 21
Credit: Rob Jett

Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful Sunday morning walking tours to discover the many birds that call Green-Wood home. Locally nesting birds will be incubating eggs or actively raising their first broods.

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Battle of Brooklyn: Tales and Tunes

Saturday, August 26, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mark the 241st anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn with a truly revolutionary night. Stroll Green-Wood’s dusk-lit landscape as Revolutionary War reenactors illuminate life at the time of our country’s battle for survival: setting up camp, cooking, socializing, and steeling themselves for the next day’s battle. There will be dance demonstrations, festive music, 18th-century food to sample, and storytelling about battles won and lost amidst the glow of a campfire. The songwriting duo Charming Disaster will provide musical interludes.

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Battle of Brooklyn Trolley Tour

Sunday, August 27, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Credit: Robert Denbo

Get a start on the day’s commemoration activities with this favorite annual tour. Join Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman for a tour of Green-Wood’s Revolutionary War-related sites. Reservations are strongly recommended. This tour always sells out.

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Battle of Brooklyn: Commemoration

Sunday, August 27, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The Battle of Brooklyn, fought in 1776 on land that is now a part of Green-Wood, was the first battle of the American Revolution to be waged after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Green-Wood hosts a morning of commemoration to honor all those who served to defend the young Republic. See parades, cannon fire, horses, and re-enactments. This is a great event for kids and families!

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Day of Remembrance

Saturday, October 21, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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A day created to embrace both the sadness and wisdom that stems from loss. Through carefully selected poetry and music, we will share a beautiful series of rituals designed to heal and restore. The evening will conclude with the lighting of memorial lanterns at sunset and launching them onto a tranquil pond.

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