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October 2018

Me and My Sparrows

Sunday, October 21, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, October 21, 2018

It’s a little known fact that the common house sparrow was introduced to North America right here at Green-Wood. In 1854, about 100 were brought from England and released in the Cemetery (as well as along the Narrows) as natural predators of the inchworms that were destroying trees throughout the city. Today there are approximately seventy-four million sparrows in the United States, and even veteran birders say they are among the most difficult to distinguish. Are you ready to take the sparrow challenge? From the American Tree Sparrow to the White-crowned Sparrow, this course will focus on the seventeen regularly-occurring New World sparrow species around the Big Apple, breaking down the basics of size, shape, and behavior.

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Historic Trolley Tours

Sunday, October 21, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until Monday, December 3, 2018

One event on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1:00pm

Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Join our expert tour guides to hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn, and much more.

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Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, October 24, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Thursday, December 27, 2018

Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Join our expert tour guides to hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn, and much more.

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Full Moon Tour

Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Lit by the brilliance of a full moon, you'll walk along the winding roads through Green-Wood's historic and storied landscape to discover the graves of fascinating figures in New York and American history. This not-to-be-missed walking tour ends with a visit to the Catacombs, which are normally closed to the public.

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Tree Stewardship

Saturday, October 27, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn how you can play an active role in supporting the health of our urban forest, including the basics of watering, tree bed gardening, and soil cultivation.

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Spirited Stroll

Saturday, October 27, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until Sunday, October 28, 2018

A perennial favorite! Get into the autumnal mood and enjoy a cool, crisp day exploring Green-Wood’s beautiful fall foliage. Historian Jeff Richman will lead this popular tour filled with tales of murder, mayhem, spirits, and the utterly bizarre. Visit the graves of The Wizard of Oz (actor, Frank Morgan), George Washington’s favorite dentist, the somewhat shady originator of Spiritualism, and many more. You’ll even get to tour Green-Wood’s Catacombs, which are usually closed to the public.

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Historic Trolley Tours

Sunday, October 28, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until Monday, December 3, 2018

One event on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1:00pm

Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Join our expert tour guides to hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn, and much more.

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Spirited Stroll

Sunday, October 28, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until Sunday, October 28, 2018

A perennial favorite! Get into the autumnal mood and enjoy a cool, crisp day exploring Green-Wood’s beautiful fall foliage. Historian Jeff Richman will lead this popular tour filled with tales of murder, mayhem, spirits, and the utterly bizarre. Visit the graves of The Wizard of Oz (actor, Frank Morgan), George Washington’s favorite dentist, the somewhat shady originator of Spiritualism, and many more. You’ll even get to tour Green-Wood’s Catacombs, which are usually closed to the public.

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Questions for my Eventual

Sunday, October 28, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Take an evening walk through historic Green-Wood Cemetery with the artists Janine Antoni, Julianne Swartz, and Hadassa Goldvicht, whose work over many years, explores the relationships between death, hope, and empathy.

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Twilight Tour

Sunday, October 28, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

There are few places more atmospheric than a cemetery at dusk - and Green-Wood is top notch when it comes to beauty and atmosphere. As the sun sets on 478 spectacular acres, you'll weave through stunning landscapes and visit the graves of fascinating figures in New York and American history. This not-to-be-missed walking tour ends with a visit to the Catacombs, which are normally closed to the public.

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