There are few places more atmospheric than a cemetery at dusk - and Green-Wood is top notch when it comes to beauty and atmosphere. As the sun sets on 478 spectacular acres, you'll weave through stunning landscapes 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.
An affectionate reinvention of the western genre that showcases the Zellners' trademark unpredictability, off-kilter sense of humor and unique brand of humanism, Damsel follows an affluent pioneer Samuel Alabaster (Pattinson) as he ventures across the American Frontier to find and marry the love of his life, Penelope (Wasikowska). As Samuel traverses the Wild West with a drunkard named Parson Henry (David Zellner) and a miniature horse called Butterscotch, their once-simple journey grows treacherous, increasingly blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel. A Magnolia Pictures release.
When Joy Doumis and Jeremy Hammond approached Green-Wood in fall 2015 to ask if they could harvest the apples here, naturally we had to know why. To make hard cider of course! Spread across 478 acres, our urban orchard has over 150 Malus (aka apple) trees. Join Joy and Jeremy for the story of how they produced over one hundred bottles of Proper Cider in their own back yard, literally. Naturally, a tasting of the final product is included.
The Rose Elf tells the tale of two lovers torn apart by a senseless act of violence; and of an ethereal witness to the tragedy who transforms their reality.
** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A DRESS REHEARSAL PREVIEW PERFORMANCE, NOT A FULL PERFORMANCE - WE MAY STILL BE WORKING OUT TECHNICAL ISSUES, WITH OCCASIONAL PAUSES **
Celebrate summer at Green-Wood! Arrive just before the sun begins to dip below the horizon to enjoy sweeping views of the cemetery, New York Harbor, and downtown Manhattan awash in dazzling golden light. Then sit back and enjoy tunes from some of the best jazz bands in New York City as they play you into the night. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic, and take in the ambience of Green-Wood’s magnificent landscape at sunset.
Green-Wood is home to an extraordinary collection of Tiffany stained glass. Join Green-Wood’s historian Jeff Richman and Lindsy Parrott (Director and Curator at the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass) for this first-ever tour of the windows. Conservator Julie Sloan will also join us, as will Kent Watkins, an expert on Mary Tillinghast, a little-known, but immensely talented stained glass artist who is interred at Green-Wood. For security reasons, no photography will be permitted on this tour.
What is cremation? How long have we been doing it, and how does it work? Amy Cunningham, death educator, leads this presentation of cremation's history and its impact on present-day and future funerals. This engaging and sometimes even light-hearted exploration will also touch on how to choose an end-of-life mode of disposition that expresses your own beliefs and values. Afterward, you will have the opportunity to visit the crematory with Gema LaBoccetta, Green-Wood's Crematory Manager, then chat with Amy and other attendees at a short reception.
Have you been on Green-Wood's popular Twilight Tour and want to explore more? Or have you just always been curious to experience the Cemetery after the gates close to the public? Here's your big chance! As the sun fades over the horizon, go beyond Battle Hill and the Catacombs to discover the other side of Green-Wood. Stroll alongside our two biggest glacial ponds. See the monuments to Indian Princess Do Hum Me and Charles Calverley's bas-relief portrait of four year-old George Cuyler ("Precious Georgie"). Learn about Emma Cunningham's sensational trial for the murder of Harvey Burdell in 1857 and the 1854 sinking of the S.S. Arctic, among other fascinating tales.
Green-Wood’s expansive rolling hills, glacial ponds, and thousands of trees were the perfect setting for pioneering photographers in the nineteenth century. Over the last twenty years, Green-Wood has collected hundreds of these photographs which provide an invaluable tool in piecing together the cemetery’s Victorian heritage. Join Green-Wood’s Historian Jeff Richman to compare and contrast the locations where the historic photographs were taken over a hundred years ago.