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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 birds that make Green-Wood their home—at least temporarily. By September, offspring of nesting birds will be on their own. Returning warblers will be in their less flamboyant fall plumage. Large numbers of blackbirds, ... Read more

Meet Your Green Neighbors

Whether you’re a budding botanist or simply enjoy wandering Green-Wood’s landscape, you’ve likely noticed a remarkable diversity of plants at every turn. But can you put a name to those radiant blooms, lush leaves, and towering trees? Learning how to identify the local flora can seem daunting, but with a little guidance and observation, you’ll ... Read more

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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

Lost in the Woods: Grief and the “Ennuipocalypse”

Climate change is a heavy topic. Most of us are inundated with stories of its effects daily when we turn on the nightly news or scroll through headlines on social media. But how can we respond—physically, emotionally, or even artistically? For photographer Julianne Nash, it’s through her camera that she expresses her grief over this ... Read more

Death Cafe: Grief & Gardening Edition

The Death Cafe is a simple concept. Bring strangers together to discuss one of the great universal truths: death. With thousands of chapters in over 25 countries around the world, Death Cafes are informal gatherings that aim to “increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives.” There ... Read more

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Concert in the Catacombs: William Parker

In the middle of Green-Wood is a cavernous underground space rarely open to the public. The Catacombs is not just a place of rest for the departed, it is also the setting for New York’s most distinctive and atmospheric musical experiences. Our 2022 Concert in the Catacombs series is curated by acclaimed experimental singer and ... Read more

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Concert in the Catacombs: William Parker

In the middle of Green-Wood is a cavernous underground space rarely open to the public. The Catacombs is not just a place of rest for the departed, it is also the setting for New York’s most distinctive and atmospheric musical experiences. Our 2022 Concert in the Catacombs series is curated by acclaimed experimental singer and ... Read more

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Concert in the Catacombs: William Parker

In the middle of Green-Wood is a cavernous underground space rarely open to the public. The Catacombs is not just a place of rest for the departed, it is also the setting for New York’s most distinctive and atmospheric musical experiences. Our 2022 Concert in the Catacombs series is curated by acclaimed experimental singer and ... Read more

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Concert in the Catacombs: William Parker

In the middle of Green-Wood is a cavernous underground space rarely open to the public. The Catacombs is not just a place of rest for the departed, it is also the setting for New York’s most distinctive and atmospheric musical experiences. Our 2022 Concert in the Catacombs series is curated by acclaimed experimental singer and ... Read more

Little Amal Walks NYC

Little Amal is a 10-year-old refugee from Syria. She is also a 12-foot puppet who has traveled 5,000 miles across Turkey and Europe to the UK in search of her mother. On her journey, she’s been welcomed by almost a million adults and children. Now, she comes to New York City in search of her ... Read more

Far Side of Green-Wood

Green-Wood is far too big to explore in just one visit. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered! This special trolley tour follows the perimeter roads of the Cemetery to showcase the fascinating personalities that count among our permanent residents interred along Green-Wood’s southern side. You’ll hear about scions of famed toy store FAO Schwartz; Frank Morgan, ... 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

A View to Die For: Community Painting Day

Inspired by the grand tradition of painting in the outdoors (or as the French say “en plein air”), the Guild of Adventure Painters hosts an afternoon of community creativity amidst the beauty of Green-Wood. Whether you are an expert or novice, a painter, sketcher, or master of crayons, everyone is welcome to explore their artistic ... Read more

Open Doors

One of Green-Wood’s most popular events returns with an afternoon exploring some of the Cemetery’s most impressive and elaborate nineteenth-century mausoleums with exquisite stained glass and some curious surprises. Peek inside the elaborate gates of these stately stone structures to view stunning examples of Green-Wood’s distinct architecture. At each location, docents will offer a glimpse ... Read more