Bugging Out!

Herbivores and carnivores, pollinators and parasites, beneficial and detrimental, beautiful and, sometimes, frightening, at least 950 species—and counting—of insects and spiders have been sighted in Green-Wood. Join us for an eye-opening afternoon of insect watching! In the same spirit as bird watching, we’ll observe those tiny invertebrates that your favorite birds eat and that pollinate ... Read more

PollinaTours of Green-Wood

Take a summer stroll through Green-Wood and there’s one thing you’ll see (and hear) at every turn—tons of wild bees buzzing about their daily routine. Bee biologist Sarah Kornbluth of the American Museum of Natural History leads this walking tour to highlight how bees live, the resources they need, and where they make their homes ... Read more

Discover Green-Wood Trolley Tour

Join our expert tour guides aboard our temperature-controlled 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 in ... Read more

Event Series 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

Event Series 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 many birds that make Green-Wood their home—at least temporarily. Green-Wood’s official birding checklist will be made available to all attendees, or you can print it in advance here. And depending when you stop ... Read more

Bugging Out!: Walk for Kids

At least 950 species—and counting—of insects and spiders have been sighted in Green-Wood. Herbivores and carnivores, pollinators and parasites, beneficial and detrimental, beautiful and, sometimes, frightening—the tiny life-forms that creep, crawl, buzz, and flutter provide a fascinating wealth of knowledge about the world around us. Join expert guide Matthew Wills for a family-friendly afternoon of ... Read more

Meet Your Green Neighbors

Whether you’re a budding botanist or simply enjoy wandering through Green-Wood, you’ve likely noticed a remarkable diversity of plants at every turn. But can you put a name to those fascinating photosynthesizers? Learning how to identify local flora can seem daunting, but with a little guidance and observation, you’ll be making connections in no time! ... Read more

Meet Your Green Neighbors

Whether you’re a budding botanist or simply enjoy wandering through Green-Wood, you’ve likely noticed a remarkable diversity of plants at every turn. But can you put a name to those fascinating photosynthesizers? Learning how to identify local flora can seem daunting, but with a little guidance and observation, you’ll be making connections in no time! ... 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

Naming the Lost Memorials Activation Ceremony

NAMING THE LOST Memorials (NTLM) is a small team of artists, activists, and folklorists that has been curating memorial sites in New York City to name and remember victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. From May 3–June 3, 2024, in partnership with City Lore and with a grant from the Mellon Foundation, NTLM presents A BIG, ... Read more

Event Series 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 many birds that make Green-Wood their home—at least temporarily. Green-Wood’s official birding checklist will be made available to all attendees, or you can print it in advance here. And depending when you stop ... Read more

Green-Wood’s public programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, as well as the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.