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April 2020

(Postponed) Only Remains Remain

Saturday, April 11, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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Only Remains Remain is an immersive performance addressing the current migrant crisis in the United States through the characters of the classic Greek tragedy Antigone. With an ensemble of 15 performers, the piece explores the mournful potential of the voice utilizing pitch, intonation, breath, movement, and silence.

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(Postponed) Death Café

Tuesday, April 14, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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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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(Postponed) Eternal Menagerie

Saturday, April 18, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Discover Green-Wood’s furry and feathered permanent residents! As religious motifs or cryptic symbols, animals are prominently featured on many of the Cemetery’s grand Victorian monuments and mausoleums. Learn their significance and visit the graves of the few animals that are buried alongside their owners at Green-Wood, including such pets as Little Dace, Trilby, and Rex; and a horse that served in the Union Army cavalry.

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(Suspended) Secrets in Stone

Sunday, April 19, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm

stone sailor monument

There is a seemingly secret language etched upon Green-Wood’s monuments: inverted torches, bales of wheat, and hourglasses with wings. On this eye-opening walking tour, you’ll learn the meaning of these mysterious symbols from the nineteenth century that have been forgotten to time.

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(Postponed) The Art of the Condolence Letter

Tuesday, April 21, 6:30 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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We all struggle to find the right words. We want to convey sympathy, admiration, and support. And we want to express ourselves as well as possible. Why not take inspiration from another time? Condolence letters of the nineteenth century, when death was ever present, were mainstays of life—missives of comfort written straight from the heart. Death educator Amy Cunningham will lead a practical guide to crafting messages that heal and knowing what’s best left unsaid. Along the way, she’ll share condolences written by luminaries including Thomas Jefferson, Emily Dickinson, Queen Victoria, Marcel Proust, and Ernest Hemingway.

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(Suspended) Great Trees of Green-Wood

Sunday, April 26, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, May 10, 2020

It happens every spring! The flowering trees of Green-Wood explode with color, and it is a visual extravaganza! Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to start Instagram posting like crazy as you discover these blossoms in all their glory! Along the way you’ll encounter some of the over 7,000 trees in the Cemetery that represent over 700 species. In fact, Green-Wood is an accredited Level III Arboretum—one of only 27 in the world.

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May 2020

Birding in Peace

Saturday, May 2, 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, August 2, 2020

One event on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 6:00 am

One event on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 6:00 am

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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.

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(Suspended) Discover Green-Wood: Battle Hill to Basquiat

Saturday, May 2, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Monday, August 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Monday, August 31, 2020

Join our expert tour guides to explore Green-Wood’s historic landscape and most popular permanent residents. If you have never been to the Cemetery, 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, hear the heartbreaking tale of the Roosevelt family, visit the grave of one of America’s greatest artists, and much more.

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Birding in Peace

Sunday, May 3, 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, August 2, 2020

One event on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 6:00 am

One event on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 6:00 am

birding photo

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.

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(Suspended) Great Trees of Green-Wood

Sunday, May 3, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, May 10, 2020

It happens every spring! The flowering trees of Green-Wood explode with color, and it is a visual extravaganza! Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to start Instagram posting like crazy as you discover these blossoms in all their glory! Along the way you’ll encounter some of the over 7,000 trees in the Cemetery that represent over 700 species. In fact, Green-Wood is an accredited Level III Arboretum—one of only 27 in the world.

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