Hot Dogs, Hooch, & Handel

Rain date: Saturday, May 28th The Long Story With this long-awaited follow-up to 2019’s legendary Burgers, Bourbon, & Beethoven, we now shift our insatiable search for culinary transcendence to the hot dog, whose humble origins began with Charles Feltman, a Green-Wood permanent resident who invented the fabled frankfurter sandwich back in 1867 in Coney Island. ... Read more

Honoring Our Veterans Trolley Tour

While Memorial Day is often overshadowed by shopping sprees and TV marathons, its true meaning is not lost in a cemetery—where we honor the people who sacrificed so much to serve this country. In commemoration of Green-Wood’s thousands of permanent residents who have served in the Armed Forces, this special trolley tour in advance of ... Read more

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Gardens as Cosmic Terrains

An Installation in the Catacombs by Heidi Lau May 7 - July 3, 2022Saturdays and Sundays11:00am-5:00pm Heidi Lau became Green-Wood’s first-ever artist in residence in 2021 and her installation in the Catacombs is a culmination of a year-long exploration of the Cemetery. Her highly textured work in clay, draws on themes of genealogy, ritual, and ... Read more

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Discover Green-Wood Trolley Tour

Join our expert tour guides aboard Green-Wood’s trolley to explore the Cemetery’s historic landscape and most fascinating permanent residents. If you have never been to Green-Wood, this is your opportunity to discover its 478 acres of art, history, and nature! You will tread where George Washington and his troops fought in the Battle of Brooklyn, ... Read more

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Green-Wood at Night

Long after Green-Wood’s gates close to the public, explore its historic grounds under the cover of night. You’ll discover some of the Cemetery’s most stunning monuments and infamous permanent residents, including the ostentatious memorial to “The Soda Fountain King” John Matthews, the formerly unmarked grave of gang leader William Poole (better known as “Bill the ... Read more

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Birding in Peace

Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful early morning walking tours to discover the many birds that make Green-Wood their home—at least temporarily. Green-Wood’s official birding checklist will be made available to all attendees, or you can print it in advance here. And depending when you stop by, ... Read more

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Gardens as Cosmic Terrains

An Installation in the Catacombs by Heidi Lau May 7 - July 3, 2022Saturdays and Sundays11:00am-5:00pm Heidi Lau became Green-Wood’s first-ever artist in residence in 2021 and her installation in the Catacombs is a culmination of a year-long exploration of the Cemetery. Her highly textured work in clay, draws on themes of genealogy, ritual, and ... Read more

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(Canceled) GREEN-WOOD’S GREATEST HITS

Join our expert tour guides to explore Green-Wood’s historic landscape and visit its most fascinating permanent residents. If you have never been to the Cemetery, this is your opportunity to discover the highlights of some of its 478 acres of art, history, and nature! On this walking tour, you will tread where George Washington and ... Read more

Memorial Day Concert

Green-Wood’s much-loved Memorial Day concert returns after a two-year hiatus! Bring a blanket, picnic, and all your friends to join us for this beloved kick-off to summer. We welcome back The New York City Symphonic Band at Third Street, led by music director Paul Corn and hosted by guest conductor Brian P. Worsdale. Each year ... Read more

The Gala for Green-Wood

Come spend a summer evening celebrating the majesty of Green-Wood!  As one of the most unique evenings in all of New York City, The Gala for Green-Wood is truly a magical experience. After the gates close to the public, we will start with drinks and music in front of the iconic Arch. A short stroll ... Read more