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After the End

Describe your loss. This simple prompt will be asked of each visitor to After the End, a new site-specific installation in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel.

Zooming in on Nature: Lichens Demystified

What are these organisms brightening up the landscape in shades of orange, yellow, green, blue, and even black? No, it’s not the flowers, it’s the lichens! Green-Wood is the ideal ecological oasis for lichens—colorful fungi that grow on gravestones and trees. Nova Patch, a member of the New York Mycological Society, will present on lichens: ... Read more

$20 – $25

A Tiffany Wonderland: Boston’s Ayer Mansion

Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) defined a generation of American design with elaborate interiors, intricate stained glass windows and lamps, and stunning household wares. Talk about being in demand! Tiffany Studios studio was the epitome of high society at the turn of the twentieth century. Despite this acclaim, only three of his residential designs survive intact. ... Read more

$20 – $25
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After the End

Describe your loss. This simple prompt will be asked of each visitor to After the End, a new site-specific installation in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel.

Recurring

After the End

Describe your loss. This simple prompt will be asked of each visitor to After the End, a new site-specific installation in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel.

Lookin’ at Lichen Walking Tour

What are these organisms brightening up the landscape in shades of orange, yellow, green, blue, and even black? No, it’s not the flowers, it’s the lichens! Green-Wood is the ideal ecological oasis for lichens—colorful fungi that grow on gravestones and trees. Nova Patch, a member of the New York Mycological Society, will lead you on ... Read more

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Discover Green-Wood: Trolley Tour

Join our expert tour guides aboard Green-Wood’s trolley to explore the Cemetery’s historic landscape and most fascinating permanent residents. If you have never been to Green-Wood, 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 the Battle of Brooklyn, ... Read more

Building the Brooklyn Bridge, 1869-1883: A Book Talk and 3D Experience

Jeff Richman, Green-Wood's historian, is a great fan of everything Brooklyn, including the Brooklyn Bridge. His latest book, Building the Brooklyn Bridge, 1869-1883: An Illustrated History with Images in 3D, will be hot off the presses for us. (Its publication date is the day before this event!) Join Jeff for a slideshow, talk, and book ... Read more

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After the End

Describe your loss. This simple prompt will be asked of each visitor to After the End, a new site-specific installation in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel.

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Green-Wood’s Greatest Hits

Join our expert tour guides to explore Green-Wood’s historic landscape and 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 his troops ... Read more

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After the End

Describe your loss. This simple prompt will be asked of each visitor to After the End, a new site-specific installation in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel.

Recurring

After the End

Describe your loss. This simple prompt will be asked of each visitor to After the End, a new site-specific installation in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel.

History Happy Hour: Wildlife in the Afterlife

Alongside the religious motifs commonly found in Victorian-era cemeteries—like Green-Wood—are images from the natural world. Animals depicted on memorials all hold their own meanings, telling us something about the deceased. We’ll take a deep dive into the unexpected, and sometimes confounding, symbolism of cemetery beasts. The evening's focus will be on three symbols—doves, lambs, and snakes—while also ... Read more

$20 – $25