“Brooklyn Underground: Theatrical Stories From The Green-Wood Cemetery”

Looking for something special to do this weekend? Come see “Brooklyn Underground” in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel. It is a great show and the perfect place for it. Here’s part of Henry Stewart’s review in “The L Magazine:” The actors recite Green-Wood’s original rules from 1853 with professional authority, Shakespearean musicality and mock outrage; never, I’m … Read more

“Tourist In Your Own Town”

This past Saturday, we hosted a great group of about 100 people from the New York Landmarks Conservancy. I led two trolley tours of the grounds. We set up a tent and served lunch. It was a pleasure to share Green-Wood with a great group of enthusiastic New Yorkers. It is always a thrill to … Read more

Fourth Annual Benefit Photos and Press Release

GREEN-WOOD HISTORIC FUND HONORS PETE HAMILL, AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST, EDITOR AND NATIVE BROOKLYNITE AT FOURTH ANNUAL BENEFIT Proceeds will Support Historic Preservation Projects, Community Outreach Events & Educational Programs at Brooklyn’s Historic Green-Wood (Thursday, September 15, 2011—Brooklyn, NY) – Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered tonight for “The Fourth Annual Benefit for the Green-Wood Historic Fund” at … Read more


I was out on the cemetery grounds a few weeks ago and ran into Rob Jett. Rob is a very dedicated birder who goes far and wide to see birds, but who loves returning to Green-Wood year after year. As we talked, he noted that it was prime butterfly season. Rob generously offered to share … Read more

Collecting For Our Museum (Hopefully)

Green-Wood has a who’s-who of pioneering photographers interred here. One of those is Alexander Beckers. Several years ago I was checking a list of early photographers, looking for those who might be at Green-Wood. As I did so, I came to an Alexander Beckers, whose business was at 560 Broadway. And, lo and behold, Green-Wood … Read more

Historic Fund Benefit A Hit

Last night, almost 200 people gathered at Green-Wood for the 4th annual Historic Fund benefit. And it rained. Which, of course, was better than last year’s tornado. As the rain came down, one wag suggested that next year’s benefit be held in Texas, so that we might end the drought there. But, despite the rain, … Read more

Spumoni and Pizza and Babe

Well, this is certainly an unusual new monument at Green-Wood. Its front is fairly typical: names, life dates, and epitaths. But the back of the monument is very special. It depicts Babe, the horse, pulling the sales wagon, as Ludovico Barbati sold spumoni on the streets of Brooklyn. L & B Spumoni Gardens is a … Read more


The Green-Wood Historic Fund does many wonderful things. It restores monuments and tombs. It brings authors to Green-Wood to talk about their books. It offers a full schedule of tours and events. And it does much more. It deserves your support. Here’s your chance to help and to enjoy a great evening. On Thursday evening, … Read more