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October 2017

Death Café

Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day 17 of the month, repeating indefinitely

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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Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, October 18, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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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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Twilight Tour

Friday, October 20, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our most popular tour just got better! Inspired by Matthew Jensen’s artist-map for Among Trees and Stone, visitors will enjoy the rare opportunity to explore the quiet beauty of the cemetery bathed in the golden light of the setting sun. Your tour guide will go deeper into the cemetery to reveal 19th-century monuments that often go unnoticed even in broad daylight! The tours ends with a visit to the catacombs, which are normally closed to the public.

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Vigil

Saturday, October 21
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An event every day that begins at 3:00am, repeating until Sunday, October 22, 2017

What does it sound like when a chorus of female voices sing softly at the bedside of someone who is ill or dying? It sounds like an ancient art, which is exactly what it is. Bedside singing choirs now exist throughout the United States, offering solace to those who are on the threshold of life. Artist Leigh Davis has created a new site specific sound installation for Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel that brings this beautiful music into its sacred space. Visitors are encouraged to sit or move through the chapel at their own leisure. The work offers a way to explore the power of loss and memory through song, emphasizing the beauty and peace one might find in the universal experience of death.  Vigil is presented as part of Reimagining Tradition, an exhibition developed by Open Source Gallery. 

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Artist Walk: Discovering Trees and Stones

Saturday, October 21, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

There is no better way to enjoy the impressive array of fall foliage than by exploring New York City’s best kept greenspace. Beginning at the Fort Hamilton Gate House, artist Matthew Jensen will guide visitors on three-hour walks to discover Green-Wood’s rich collection of majestic trees and historic monuments. Jensen will be accompanied on each walk by a member of Green-Wood’s staff who will share their own behind-the-scenes experience and knowledge of the cemetery. No walk will be the same; come once, twice or three times for unexpected encounters!

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Threshold Choir of NYC Community Song Circle

Saturday, October 21, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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Could you use a dose of audible kindness? Join us and let our soothing voices bring comfort and peace to you. This is not a concert; rather this is an opportunity to honor, nurture, and share space with community in contemplative and calming song. There'll be a portion of time, for those interested, to join the singing.

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Day of Remembrance

Saturday, October 21, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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A day created to embrace both the sadness and wisdom that stems from loss. Through carefully selected poetry and music, we will share a beautiful series of rituals designed to heal and restore. The evening will conclude with the lighting of memorial lanterns at sunset and launching them onto a tranquil pond.

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(Sold Out) Twilight Tour

Saturday, October 21, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our most popular tour just got better! Inspired by Matthew Jensen’s artist-map for Among Trees and Stone, visitors will enjoy the rare opportunity to explore the quiet beauty of the cemetery bathed in the golden light of the setting sun. Your tour guide will go deeper into the cemetery to reveal 19th-century monuments that often go unnoticed even in broad daylight! The tours ends with a visit to the catacombs, which are normally closed to the public.

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Vigil

Sunday, October 22
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An event every day that begins at 3:00am, repeating until Sunday, October 22, 2017

What does it sound like when a chorus of female voices sing softly at the bedside of someone who is ill or dying? It sounds like an ancient art, which is exactly what it is. Bedside singing choirs now exist throughout the United States, offering solace to those who are on the threshold of life. Artist Leigh Davis has created a new site specific sound installation for Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel that brings this beautiful music into its sacred space. Visitors are encouraged to sit or move through the chapel at their own leisure. The work offers a way to explore the power of loss and memory through song, emphasizing the beauty and peace one might find in the universal experience of death.  Vigil is presented as part of Reimagining Tradition, an exhibition developed by Open Source Gallery. 

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Birding in Peace

Sunday, October 22, 7:00 am - 8:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00am on Sunday, repeating until Monday, October 23, 2017

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. By September, all our nesting birds’ offspring will be on their own. Returning warblers will be in their less flamboyant fall plumage. Large numbers of blackbirds, flycatchers, sparrows, vireos, and swallows will also be passing through. By October, waterfowl are returning, and we’ll look for raptors heading south. November will bring back our overwintering denizen from the north.

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