Phantom Waves: Amir ElSaffar

A Performance in the Historic Chapel Phantom Waves is an innovative music series crafted for the distinctive acoustic spaces of Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel and Catacombs. Headlined by musicians making waves with experimental approaches to voice, instrumentation, and composition, the series offers immersive sonic journeys that blur the line between the living and the spectral. Price: ... Read more

Roots of Tomorrow: Arbor Day Family Tree Planting

Join us at Green-Wood for a day of environmental stewardship and community as we celebrate Arbor Day with our "Roots of Tomorrow" family tree planting event! Bring your loved ones and become a part of a greener future by planting trees together. This event aims to foster environmental awareness, promote family involvement, and beautify our ... 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

Exit Strategy: Community Days

Green-Wood’s artist in residence Adam Tendler invites you to contribute to his upcoming installation Exit Strategy (opening June 2024). Exit Strategy is a site specific installation in Green-Wood’s Fort Hamilton Gatehouse that interrogates the complex relationship between grief and personal identity, creating an immersive environment that meditates on how we attach ourselves to memories and physical objects, and the ... 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 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

Tree Giveaway

With the New York Restoration Project Urban trees play an essential role in our City’s environmental resilience. That’s why each year, the New York Restoration Project distributes thousands of native tree saplings to New York City residents through tree giveaway events across the five boroughs. This April, they are coming to Green-Wood! All advanced registration ... Read more

City Nature Challenge Family Day

Presented in partnership with Genspace Green-Wood is the perfect place for families to explore nature! In partnership with our friends at Genspace (a community biology lab in Brooklyn), we have planned an  adventurous morning of activities and learning for kids of all ages. Expert naturalists will be there to guide and assist you in collecting ... 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

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

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.