Recurring Event Winter Wanders

Winter Wanders

It may be cold outside, but don’t let that stop you from discovering Green-Wood! On this leisurely ninety-minute walking tour you’ll visit the elaborate monument of John Matthews, the Soda Fountain King; hear the tragic tale of the young bride, Do-Hum-Me; and learn about the headline-grabbing murder of dentist Harvey Burdell; all while strolling down ... Read more

Happily Never After

Love and death. They have inspired artists, writers, and philosophers for millennia. But do you know where they are perfectly intertwined? At a cemetery! Forget the box of chocolates and sappy card—treat the special someone in your life to an exploration of Green-Wood. Along the way you will hear tales of the lovesick and the ... Read more

Recurring Event Birding in Peace

Birding in Peace

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 ... Read more

Recurring Event Winter Wanders

Winter Wanders

It may be cold outside, but don’t let that stop you from discovering Green-Wood! On this leisurely ninety-minute walking tour you’ll visit the elaborate monument of John Matthews, the Soda Fountain King; hear the tragic tale of the young bride, Do-Hum-Me; and learn about the headline-grabbing murder of dentist Harvey Burdell; all while strolling down ... Read more

Show & Tale: Love Letters, Lockets, & Valentines

At this Valentine’s Day themed Show & Tale, we’re focusing on the items, people, and stories that remind us of that crazy-little-thing-called-love. We’ll also share some epic love stories from our own Green-Wood permanent residents, like William Niblo, who spent every day at his wife’s mausoleum following her death.  No, this is not the “show ... Read more

Recurring Event Winter Wanders

Winter Wanders

It may be cold outside, but don’t let that stop you from discovering Green-Wood! On this leisurely ninety-minute walking tour you’ll visit the elaborate monument of John Matthews, the Soda Fountain King; hear the tragic tale of the young bride, Do-Hum-Me; and learn about the headline-grabbing murder of dentist Harvey Burdell; all while strolling down ... Read more

Discover Green-Wood Trolley Tour

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

Recurring Event Birding in Peace

Birding in Peace

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 ... Read more

Recurring Event Winter Wanders

Winter Wanders

It may be cold outside, but don’t let that stop you from discovering Green-Wood! On this leisurely ninety-minute walking tour you’ll visit the elaborate monument of John Matthews, the Soda Fountain King; hear the tragic tale of the young bride, Do-Hum-Me; and learn about the headline-grabbing murder of dentist Harvey Burdell; all while strolling down ... Read more

The Great Fire of 1776

It’s New York City, summer of 1776, and an unruly rebel army under General George Washington’s command repeatedly threatened to burn the city rather than let it fall into the hands of the British. In August, after the patriot's defeat at the Battle of Brooklyn (a good part of which was fought across what is ... Read more

Movement Meditation for Grief

What can our bodies teach us about grief? How can our gestures impact the way our mind and body heals? What narratives of our journey through loss can be told through movement? In this new three part series led by the practitioners of ONEYOGAHOUSE, attendees will be guided toward healing grief through conversation, light movement ... Read more

Recurring Event Winter Wanders

Winter Wanders

It may be cold outside, but don’t let that stop you from discovering Green-Wood! On this leisurely ninety-minute walking tour you’ll visit the elaborate monument of John Matthews, the Soda Fountain King; hear the tragic tale of the young bride, Do-Hum-Me; and learn about the headline-grabbing murder of dentist Harvey Burdell; all while strolling down ... Read more

Recurring Event Birding in Peace

Birding in Peace

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 ... Read more

Recurring Event Winter Wanders

Winter Wanders

It may be cold outside, but don’t let that stop you from discovering Green-Wood! On this leisurely ninety-minute walking tour you’ll visit the elaborate monument of John Matthews, the Soda Fountain King; hear the tragic tale of the young bride, Do-Hum-Me; and learn about the headline-grabbing murder of dentist Harvey Burdell; all while strolling down ... Read more

Mother

Movement-based, interdisciplinary artist Eiko Otake has often created works in conversation with the dead. In Mother, an installation of two short films in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, she talks and dances with her mother, who died in 2019. At the Cemetery, where many mothers have been laid to rest and are mourned, Otake invites viewers to consider the passage that links each of us to the past, a mother, her body, and death.

Black in Brooklyn Trolley Tour

In honor of Black History Month, Green-Wood presents this celebration of the unique stories of Black lives in Green-Wood. While 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 ... Read more

Recurring Event Winter Wanders

Winter Wanders

It may be cold outside, but don’t let that stop you from discovering Green-Wood! On this leisurely ninety-minute walking tour you’ll visit the elaborate monument of John Matthews, the Soda Fountain King; hear the tragic tale of the young bride, Do-Hum-Me; and learn about the headline-grabbing murder of dentist Harvey Burdell; all while strolling down ... Read more

Discover Green-Wood Trolley Tour

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

Mother

Movement-based, interdisciplinary artist Eiko Otake has often created works in conversation with the dead. In Mother, an installation of two short films in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, she talks and dances with her mother, who died in 2019. At the Cemetery, where many mothers have been laid to rest and are mourned, Otake invites viewers to consider the passage that links each of us to the past, a mother, her body, and death.

Recurring Event Birding in Peace

Birding in Peace

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 ... Read more

Recurring Event Winter Wanders

Winter Wanders

It may be cold outside, but don’t let that stop you from discovering Green-Wood! On this leisurely ninety-minute walking tour you’ll visit the elaborate monument of John Matthews, the Soda Fountain King; hear the tragic tale of the young bride, Do-Hum-Me; and learn about the headline-grabbing murder of dentist Harvey Burdell; all while strolling down ... Read more

Mother

Movement-based, interdisciplinary artist Eiko Otake has often created works in conversation with the dead. In Mother, an installation of two short films in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, she talks and dances with her mother, who died in 2019. At the Cemetery, where many mothers have been laid to rest and are mourned, Otake invites viewers to consider the passage that links each of us to the past, a mother, her body, and death.

Mother

Movement-based, interdisciplinary artist Eiko Otake has often created works in conversation with the dead. In Mother, an installation of two short films in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, she talks and dances with her mother, who died in 2019. At the Cemetery, where many mothers have been laid to rest and are mourned, Otake invites viewers to consider the passage that links each of us to the past, a mother, her body, and death.

Mother

Movement-based, interdisciplinary artist Eiko Otake has often created works in conversation with the dead. In Mother, an installation of two short films in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, she talks and dances with her mother, who died in 2019. At the Cemetery, where many mothers have been laid to rest and are mourned, Otake invites viewers to consider the passage that links each of us to the past, a mother, her body, and death.

A Force to Reckon With: Elizabeth Gloucester

Elizabeth Gloucester (1817–1883) is hardly a household name today, but at the time of her death she was said to be “known to everyone in Brooklyn, New York, the State and in fact throughout a great part of the country." This fascinating permanent resident of Green-Wood was a wealthy business owner, abolitionist, philanthropist, and friend ... Read more

Mother

Movement-based, interdisciplinary artist Eiko Otake has often created works in conversation with the dead. In Mother, an installation of two short films in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, she talks and dances with her mother, who died in 2019. At the Cemetery, where many mothers have been laid to rest and are mourned, Otake invites viewers to consider the passage that links each of us to the past, a mother, her body, and death.

Mother

Movement-based, interdisciplinary artist Eiko Otake has often created works in conversation with the dead. In Mother, an installation of two short films in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, she talks and dances with her mother, who died in 2019. At the Cemetery, where many mothers have been laid to rest and are mourned, Otake invites viewers to consider the passage that links each of us to the past, a mother, her body, and death.

Mother

Movement-based, interdisciplinary artist Eiko Otake has often created works in conversation with the dead. In Mother, an installation of two short films in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, she talks and dances with her mother, who died in 2019. At the Cemetery, where many mothers have been laid to rest and are mourned, Otake invites viewers to consider the passage that links each of us to the past, a mother, her body, and death.

Recurring Event Winter Wanders

Winter Wanders

It may be cold outside, but don’t let that stop you from discovering Green-Wood! On this leisurely ninety-minute walking tour you’ll visit the elaborate monument of John Matthews, the Soda Fountain King; hear the tragic tale of the young bride, Do-Hum-Me; and learn about the headline-grabbing murder of dentist Harvey Burdell; all while strolling down ... Read more

(SOLD OUT) An Inside Look at History and Preservation (Members Only Trolley Tour)

Join Jeff Richman, Green-Wood’s Historian, and Neela Wickremesinghe, Director of Restoration and Preservation, for an insider’s perspective of Green-Wood. Jeff and Neela will entertain you with some of their favorite Green-Wood stories, from the design and development of our grounds to some of our most fascinating permanent residents.

Mother

Movement-based, interdisciplinary artist Eiko Otake has often created works in conversation with the dead. In Mother, an installation of two short films in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, she talks and dances with her mother, who died in 2019. At the Cemetery, where many mothers have been laid to rest and are mourned, Otake invites viewers to consider the passage that links each of us to the past, a mother, her body, and death.

Recurring Event Birding in Peace

Birding in Peace

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 ... Read more

Recurring Event Winter Wanders

Winter Wanders

It may be cold outside, but don’t let that stop you from discovering Green-Wood! On this leisurely ninety-minute walking tour you’ll visit the elaborate monument of John Matthews, the Soda Fountain King; hear the tragic tale of the young bride, Do-Hum-Me; and learn about the headline-grabbing murder of dentist Harvey Burdell; all while strolling down ... Read more

Mother

Movement-based, interdisciplinary artist Eiko Otake has often created works in conversation with the dead. In Mother, an installation of two short films in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, she talks and dances with her mother, who died in 2019. At the Cemetery, where many mothers have been laid to rest and are mourned, Otake invites viewers to consider the passage that links each of us to the past, a mother, her body, and death.

Mother

Movement-based, interdisciplinary artist Eiko Otake has often created works in conversation with the dead. In Mother, an installation of two short films in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, she talks and dances with her mother, who died in 2019. At the Cemetery, where many mothers have been laid to rest and are mourned, Otake invites viewers to consider the passage that links each of us to the past, a mother, her body, and death.

Mother

Movement-based, interdisciplinary artist Eiko Otake has often created works in conversation with the dead. In Mother, an installation of two short films in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, she talks and dances with her mother, who died in 2019. At the Cemetery, where many mothers have been laid to rest and are mourned, Otake invites viewers to consider the passage that links each of us to the past, a mother, her body, and death.

Mother

Movement-based, interdisciplinary artist Eiko Otake has often created works in conversation with the dead. In Mother, an installation of two short films in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, she talks and dances with her mother, who died in 2019. At the Cemetery, where many mothers have been laid to rest and are mourned, Otake invites viewers to consider the passage that links each of us to the past, a mother, her body, and death.

Mother

Movement-based, interdisciplinary artist Eiko Otake has often created works in conversation with the dead. In Mother, an installation of two short films in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, she talks and dances with her mother, who died in 2019. At the Cemetery, where many mothers have been laid to rest and are mourned, Otake invites viewers to consider the passage that links each of us to the past, a mother, her body, and death.

Mother

Movement-based, interdisciplinary artist Eiko Otake has often created works in conversation with the dead. In Mother, an installation of two short films in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, she talks and dances with her mother, who died in 2019. At the Cemetery, where many mothers have been laid to rest and are mourned, Otake invites viewers to consider the passage that links each of us to the past, a mother, her body, and death.

She’s Got It: Great Women of Green-Wood

In celebration and recognition of the women who challenged the social, cultural, and political order of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this trolley tour will highlight some of Green-Wood’s pioneering women and their remarkable stories. You’ll be inspired by Grace Nail Johnson, civil rights activist and champion of the Harlem Renaissance; socialite and philanthropist ... Read more