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May 2019

Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, May 22, 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

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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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Become a Citizen Pruner

Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, May 29, 2019

One event on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:00am

Learn how you can play an active role in supporting the health of our urban forest, including the basics of watering, tree bed gardening, and soil cultivation.

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Mexico Masks Rituals: An Evening with Photographer Phyllis Galembo

Thursday, May 23, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

For over thirty years, photographer Phyllis Galembo has documented rituals and customs throughout Africa and the Americas. Her latest body of work, the subject of a newly published volume Mexico, Masks & Rituals, focuses on how masks, costumes, and body paint found in Mexico transform and encode a rich range of political, artistic, theatrical, social, and religious meanings on the body.

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Twilight Tour

Friday, May 24, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until Friday, May 24, 2019

There are few places more atmospheric than a cemetery at dusk - and Green-Wood is top notch when it comes to beauty and atmosphere. As the sun sets on 478 spectacular acres, you'll weave through stunning landscapes 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.

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Become a Citizen Pruner

Saturday, May 25, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, May 29, 2019

One event on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:00am

Learn how you can play an active role in supporting the health of our urban forest, including the basics of watering, tree bed gardening, and soil cultivation.

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Beehive Tour

Saturday, May 25, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, June 1, 2019

Suit up in protective gear (we’ll provide) and join our Head Beekeeper, Nick Hoefly, in opening and examining beehives. You’ll “tour” the various components of these beehives and hear the story of how our bees are cared for and how they live. Spots are limited to 20 attendees, so don’t miss out!

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Secrets in Stone

Saturday, May 25, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 3:00pm

There is a secret language at Green-Wood that is etched in its centuries-old monuments. Inverted torches, bales of wheat, and hourglasses with wings are but a few of the curious depictions that you will encounter. This eye-opening walking tour will showcase the meaning of these eternal, though sometimes cryptic, symbols.

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Burgers, Bourbon, & Beethoven

Saturday, May 25, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Burgers Bourbon Beethoven

We’ll be launching Season 2 of The Angel’s Share with the first-ever “Burgers, Bourbon & Beethoven Festival.” What’s that, you ask? Oh no big deal, just literally **the best event ever conceived in the history of humanity.** It starts with Burgers - four different slider recipes, served up to you straight from the grill, which you’ll rate on the Burger Club (www.brgrclub.com) website. Then it goes to Bourbon - tasting a generous spread of top-notch spirits from some of the area’s finest purveyors. And it finishes, as all good parties must, with a rousing performance of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, performed by the String Orchestra of Brooklyn.

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Birding in Peace

Sunday, May 26, 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, August 4, 2019

One event on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:00am

One event on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 6:00am

One event on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 6:00am

One event on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 6:00am

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. Green-Wood’s official birding checklist is available to pick up from the security guard at the main entrance on 25th Street or to print here. Comfortable footwear is recommended.

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Historic Trolley Tours

Sunday, May 26, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 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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