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March 2019

Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, March 20, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 28, 2019

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Sunday, March 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until Sunday, March 31, 2019

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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Make Your Own (Mini) Monument

Saturday, March 23, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Green-Wood is a veritable outdoor museum of stone sculptures—home to over 250,000 in all, each memorializing a life story. At this hands-on workshop, Neela Wickremesinghe, Green-Wood’s Manager of Restoration and Preservation, will offer insights into the art of stone conservation and demonstrate how her team creates replacement parts when monuments need repair. Using the same techniques, each participant will cast his/her own personal plaster ornament to take home.

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Birding in Peace

Sunday, March 24, 6:45 am - 8:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:45am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, December 9, 2018

One event on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 6:45am

One event on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 6:45am

One event on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 6:45am

One event on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 6:45am

One event on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 6:45am

Just because it's winter, doesn't mean that there aren't interesting birds to discover in Green-Wood. For some bird species that migrate south after the breeding season, Brooklyn is their Miami during the cold months. Spend the early morning exploring the cemetery, looking for overwintering waterfowl, nuthatches, woodpeckers, sparrows, finches and any half-hardy birds that decided to stick around. By February we'll see some of the early north-bound birds beginning to trickle back into the area.

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Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, March 27, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 28, 2019

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Sunday, March 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until Sunday, March 31, 2019

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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Furnishing a Tomb in Ancient Egypt

Thursday, March 28, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Ancient Egyptian kings like Tutankhamun could have anything he wanted for his tomb. But the king’s subjects, ordinary middle-class Egyptians, were forced to make choices about the objects they included in their tombs. They wanted to guarantee their entrance to the next world, but they simply could not afford everything that royalty had. This lecture explores how Egyptians furnished their tombs on a budget. Their strategies included choosing cheaper materials, combining two or more necessary objects into one item, or even buying a coffin second hand. Examples of all these strategies will be illustrated and explained.

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Baseball Greats of Green-Wood

Saturday, March 30, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Batter up! To kick off the 2019 season, we welcome baseball historian Tom Gilbert, along with Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman, for a tour of Green-Wood’s ball-playing pioneers. On this trolley tour you’ll visit the monuments and gravesites of Henry Chadwick, the “Father of Baseball,” who invented the game’s scoring system; James Creighton, baseball’s first national star; Charles Ebbets, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers; and many others who played a role in making baseball America’s national pastime.

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Women Who Walked Ahead

Saturday, March 30, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

From the first woman to sing live on radio, Eugenia Farrar to the first black female doctor in New York State, Susan Smith McKinney Steward, this trolley tour celebrates the pioneering women of Green-Wood. Among the many remarkable and inspiring stories you will encounter is that of Caroline Weldon, a widowed Brooklyn artist who traveled to the Dakota Territory to become an assistant and liaison to Sitting Bull (Weldon’s story was featured in the 2017 film, “Woman Walks Ahead” starring Jessica Chastain).

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The Art of the Condolence Letter

Saturday, March 30, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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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Historic Trolley Tours

Sunday, March 31, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 28, 2019

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until Sunday, March 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until Sunday, March 31, 2019

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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April 2019

Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, April 3, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 28, 2019

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Sunday, March 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until Sunday, March 31, 2019

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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