Death Cafe

The Death Cafe is a simple concept. Bring strangers together to discuss one of the great universal truths: death. With thousands of chapters in over 26 countries around the world, Death Cafes are informal gatherings that aim to “increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives.” There ... Read more

Event Series Green-Wood After Hours

Green-Wood After Hours

Long after Green-Wood’s gates close to the public, explore its historic grounds under the cover of night. You’ll weave through the Cemetery’s stunning landscape 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. ... Read more

Juneteenth Trolley Tour

Celebrated on the 19th of June every year, Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The holiday invites us to celebrate and acknowledge the resilience, progress, and enduring fight for freedom. In advance of Juneteenth, join Green-Wood’s coordinator of education and public programs, Tiva Baloi, to visit the graves of remarkable individuals ... Read more

Event Series Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy is a site specific installation in Green-Wood’s Fort Hamilton Gatehouse created by the Cemetery’s 2023-2024 artist in residence, Adam Tendler.

Discover Green-Wood Trolley Tour

Join our expert tour guides aboard our temperature-controlled trolley to explore Green-Wood’s historic landscape and some of its most fascinating 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 ... Read more

(SOLD OUT) Gay Gothic: Love, Loss, and the Hereafter

In celebration of Pride Month, explore what death and memorialization have looked like for queer people throughout Green-Wood’s 186-year history on this special trolley tour led by Close Friends Collective. From individuals who died and were laid to rest while still in the closet to couples whose love is declared proudly on their shared monuments, ... Read more

Event Series Green-Wood After Hours

Green-Wood After Hours

Long after Green-Wood’s gates close to the public, explore its historic grounds under the cover of night. You’ll weave through the Cemetery’s stunning landscape 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. ... Read more

Event Series Birding in Peace

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 ... Read more

Event Series Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy is a site specific installation in Green-Wood’s Fort Hamilton Gatehouse created by the Cemetery’s 2023-2024 artist in residence, Adam Tendler.

Green-Wood’s public programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, as well as the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.