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January 2019

Birding in Peace

Sunday, January 27, 7:15 am - 8:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:15am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, December 9, 2018

One event on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 7:15am

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 7:15am

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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February 2019

Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, February 6, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 27, 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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Dead Distillers Trolley Tour

Saturday, February 9, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Green-Wood is teaming up with our friends at Kings County Distillery to delve into the storied past of distilling in Brooklyn. The afternoon kicks off with a trolley tour of the cemetery’s “permanent residents” with whiskey connections, including the one and only casualty of the Brooklyn Whiskey Wars of the late 1860s and early 1870s. Afterward, the trolley will head to Kings County Distillery in the Brooklyn Navy Yard where visitors will see first-hand how whiskey is made and enjoy a tasting of four delectable varieties.

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Birding in Peace

Sunday, February 10, 6:45 am - 8:15 pm
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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

Sunday, February 10, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 27, 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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Death Café

Tuesday, February 12, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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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Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, February 13, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 27, 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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Winter Tree ID Walk

Sunday, February 17, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join Sam Bishop, Education Director and Arborist for Trees New York, and Ashleigh Pettus, Operations Manager for Trees New York, to learn how to identify some of the common conifers of Green-Wood and New York City. Learn how to use needles and cones to help with identification, the role that conifers play in the urban environment, and how different varieties of conifers can have a place in any urban garden.

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Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, February 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, March 27, 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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Black in Brooklyn

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

In honor of Black History Month, Green-Wood presents this celebration and recognition of the unique stories of black lives in Green-Wood. Although Brooklyn and New York City have long struggled with segregation and racism, they also have a history of diversity, progress, and activism. This trolley tour, led by Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman, will examine the life and accomplishments of many prominent black New Yorkers, as well as several abolitionists who fought for freedom in America.

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