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December 2017

Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, December 13, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Thursday, March 1, 2018

One event on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 1:00pm

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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Historic Landscapes as Venues for Sustainable Design with Larry Weaner

Thursday, December 14, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

For just under thirty years, renowned landscape designer Larry Weaner has urged America to rethink its love affair with the manicured lawn. Since establishing his firm in 1982, Weaner has pushed for "planned, natural landscapes" that eliminate the need for frequent mowing and other unsustainable practices, advocating native plants that have an ecological relationship to the indigenous landscape. Weaner is now one of the most sought-after and forward-thinking landscape designers in the world. At Green-Wood, he has just completed the first phase of redesigning the tiered slopes (dotted with nineteenth-century mausoleums) alongside the Historic Chapel. Through his thoughtful plant selection, he has introduced flora that might have grown here in the cemetery's earliest days (1830s), creating a habitat for pollinators and wildlife. In this program, Weaner will discuss how historic landscapes can become pioneers in the field of sustainable design.

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Wreath Making Workshop

Thursday, December 14, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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There's no time like the holidays to impress your friends and family. A beautiful home-made wreath will win you enough kudos to last you the whole year. Join Brooklyn-based expert florist Mindy Cardozo for an evening workshop to learn how to make your own wreath. Whether you're super crafty or super klutzy, Mindy will guide you through the process using a variety of wintry plants and materials.

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Murder, Mayhem & Disaster Trolley Tour

Saturday, December 16, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Serene, beautiful Green-Wood is the final resting place for many victims - and perpetrators – of violence. Join Historic Fund tour guide Ruth Edebohls to hear some of their fascinating stories. The Morro Castle disaster and possible murder of her captain, the sinking of the steamship Artic, the Malbone Street train crash, a suicide on the grave of a beloved wife, the arsenic and clam chowder murder, Titanic survivors, the Brooklyn Theatre fire, and the couple who mysteriously drowned together are just some of the stories you’ll hear.

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Dead Distillers Trolley Tour

Saturday, December 16, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Sunday, February 18, 2018

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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Historic Trolley Tours

Sunday, December 17, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Thursday, March 1, 2018

One event on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 1:00pm

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.

Find out more »

Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, December 20, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Thursday, March 1, 2018

One event on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 1:00pm

Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
+ Google Map

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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Shortest Day, Longest Night: A Winter Solstice Meditation

Thursday, December 21, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Come celebrate the winter solstice! Sure, it will be cold and it will get dark at some ridiculously early hour, but our fellow human beings have marked this day with festivities for millennia. Why not join them? Did you ever wonder why pine trees are such a big part of winter celebrations? The tradition dates back to ancient people who believed that evergreen trees had magical powers to stay green and withstand winter? Join evergreen-filled Green-Wood to celebrate the shortest day and longest night of the year.

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Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, December 27, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Thursday, March 1, 2018

One event on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 1:00pm

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.

Find out more »
January 2018

Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Thursday, March 1, 2018

One event on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 1:00pm

Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »
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