The more I see of Green-Wood, the more amazed I am. It’s a big place: 561,000 burials, 478 acres, 7,000 trees, tens of thousands of monuments. I’ve been wandering its grounds for twenty years now. And, I am still seeing so many things that I’ve never seen before.
I came across this carte de visite photograph a few weeks ago. The seller described it as an image of Rev. Dudley Atkins Tyng, who had been born in 1825 and died in 1858. So, I checked the cemetery’s database and discovered, as I had hoped, that the Reverend Tyng was in fact a permanent resident of Green-Wood.
On Wednesday, October 6, Eugenia Farrar’s cremated remains were placed in a niche at Green-Wood Cemetery. It had been a long trip.
Designed in 1911, this stunning chapel was built by the world-famous firm of Warren and Wetmore, the architects who designed many prominent New York buildings including Grand Central Terminal, the Yale Club and the New York Yacht Club. Located amidst the rolling hills of New York City’s oldest natural landscape, this architectural gem is … Read more
Burial Options (for cremation options, please click here) At need, in-ground burial sites are available in specific locations throughout the Cemetery. These new gravesites are located in and among older historic burial sites, blending with the pastoral landscape of Green-Wood Cemetery and providing families with a unique connection to the past. Above-ground burial, a choice … Read more
As a cemetery operating in New York State, Green-Wood is fully compliant with the regulations of the NYS Division of Cemeteries. In accordance with state law, these prices have been set and approved by the State Cemetery Board. All prices and availability are subject to change without notice. Services charges effective June 1st, 2018. Prices … Read more
It was quite a day. The seventh annual, and final, performance of “Angels and Accordions,” choreographed by Martha Bowers of Dance Theatre Etc., and co-designed by Green-Wood Cemetery historian Jeff Richman, took place across the rolling Green-Wood hills on October 9.
Just back from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I attended the Center for Civil War Photography’s annual seminar. It was just a great experience–Garry Adelman and Tim Smith, who led the three days, did an incredible job.
CONTACT: GREEN-WOOD HISTORIC FUND Colleen Roche 212-575-4545 Linden Alschuler & Kaplan Public Relations BROOKLYN NAVY YARD Shane Kavanagh 212-889-0808 The Marino Organization Eugenia Farrar is Remembered as the First Person Ever to Sing Over Wireless Radio (OCTOBER 6, 2010 Brooklyn, NY) – Early 20th-century opera signer, Eugenia Farrar – the first person in history to … Read more