A View to Die For: Community Painting Day

Inspired by the grand tradition of painting in the outdoors (or as the French say “en plein air”), the Guild of Adventure Painters hosts an afternoon of community creativity amidst the beauty of Green-Wood. Whether you are an expert or novice, a painter, sketcher, or master of crayons, everyone is welcome to explore their artistic ... Read more

Open Doors

One of Green-Wood’s most popular events returns with an afternoon exploring some of the Cemetery’s most impressive and elaborate nineteenth-century mausoleums with exquisite stained glass and some curious surprises. Peek inside the elaborate gates of these stately stone structures to view stunning examples of Green-Wood’s distinct architecture. At each location, docents will offer a glimpse ... Read more

The Remains of Winter

Acclaimed artist Athena LaTocha’s large-scale installation explores the history of Green-Wood’s landscape as one of continuous movement and alteration, beginning with the glaciers that shaped the land in the prehistoric era, through the Rural Cemetery Movement of the nineteenth century.

Discover Green-Wood Trolley Tour

Join our expert tour guides aboard Green-Wood’s trolley to explore the Cemetery’s historic landscape and most fascinating permanent residents. If you have never been to Green-Wood, 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 the Battle of Brooklyn, ... Read more

Recurring Event 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

Recurring Event 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

The Remains of Winter

Acclaimed artist Athena LaTocha’s large-scale installation explores the history of Green-Wood’s landscape as one of continuous movement and alteration, beginning with the glaciers that shaped the land in the prehistoric era, through the Rural Cemetery Movement of the nineteenth century.

Recurring Event 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 birds that make Green-Wood their home—at least temporarily. By September, offspring of nesting birds will be on their own. Returning warblers will be in their less flamboyant fall plumage. Large numbers of blackbirds, ... Read more

(SOLD OUT) Beetles, Bees, and Butterflies, Oh My! (Member-Only Walking Tour)

On this tour, naturalist Matthew Wills will take you on a journey to notice and appreciate some of Green-Wood’s smallest residents: bugs! Together we will explore some of Green-Wood’s gardens and meadows to observe a variety of insects and learn about their roles in our ecosystem. You’ll gain new insights into the importance of these ... Read more

Green-Wood’s Greatest Hits

Join our expert tour guides to explore Green-Wood’s historic landscape and visit its most fascinating permanent residents. If you have never been to the Cemetery, this is your opportunity to discover the highlights of some of its 478 acres of art, history, and nature! On this walking tour, you will tread where George Washington and ... Read more