Pages from the Past: NYC’s Greatest Diarist Dishes

Everyone loves a little gossip, right? And no one could dish it like George Templeton Strong. Once a well-connected lawyer and a trustee of both Trinity Church and Columbia College (but also a man who reflected the racial, ethnic, and religious prejudices of his time), he is now perhaps best known for the extensive private ... Read more

$20 – $25

(Postponed) Death Cafe: Hot Pot Edition

This event has been postponed. There are plans to reschedule it at a later date. Join our email list for the latest event and other news from Green-Wood. This special edition of the popular Death Cafe is inspired by artist Heidi Lau. She will begin the evening discussing her art practice and the importance of ... Read more

$20 – $25
Event Series Birding in Peace

Birding in Peace

Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful Sunday morning walking tours to discover the many birds that call Green-Wood home.

$20 – $25

Traces of Tiffany: Gravestones Designed by Tiffany Studios

Louis Comfort Tiffany was one of the most prolific and talented designers of the Gilded Age. You’ve probably heard his name associated with Tiffany lamps or Tiffany stained glass, but few people know that this remarkable and multi-talented artist was also in the gravestone business. In fact, his studio designed hundreds of cemetery monuments—sixty of ... Read more

$20 – $25
Event Series Death Café

Death Café

Green-Wood Cemetery 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States

The Death Café is inspired by the centuries-old European salon (or café), an informal gathering to discuss philosophical, political or scientific ideas. In 2011, British entrepreneur Jon Underwood brought this concept to discussions of the most universal topic of all: death. Underwood’s intention was to provide an opportunity to “increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives.” Today, there are over 4,400 Death Cafes in 26 countries around the world.

Amusing the Masses on Coney Island and Beyond: The Story of William F. Mangels

In its heyday, Coney Island’s amusement parks drew massive crowds excited to take a spin on flashy modern rides. This is due in no small part to the genius of William F. Mangels, whose business designed and manufactured some of the most iconic rides of the era, including “The Whip,” carousels with galloping horses, and ... Read more

$20 – $25

A Disposition to be Rich: Ferdinand Ward, the Greatest Swindler of the Gilded Age

Ferdinand Ward was the greatest swindler of the Gilded Age, whose villainy bankrupted Ulysses S. Grant and stunned the world of finance. His fascinating story has been extensively researched by his great-grandson, award-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward, author of A Disposition to be Rich. Drawing upon thousands of never before seen family documents, Geoffrey traces ... Read more

$20 – $25

Mount Auburn and Green-Wood Cemeteries: Their Historians in Conversation

Opening its gates in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1831, Mount Auburn was America’s first rural cemetery, providing the model for cemeteries across the country—including Green-Wood! The list of luminaries buried within it is endless, including painter Winslow Homer, reformer Dorthea Dix, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and collector extraordinaire Isabella Stewart Gardner. Set among its 175 acres ... Read more

$20 – $25

Green-Wood Collects: Part II

Back by popular demand! Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman leads you on this behind-the-scenes look at the Cemetery’s extensive holdings of historical artifacts and ephemera. Acquired over the past twenty years, there are now over 10,000 items in the collection, unrivaled by any other cemetery in the United States. These items help illuminate the stories of ... Read more

$20 – $25

Death Cafe

“Weep not that the world changes—did it keep a stable changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep. ”― William Cullen Bryant Sadly, in the current climate, our thoughts are more fixated on death than ever, and anxieties are running high. It is highly possible that someone you know has died or that you have ... Read more

$20 – $25

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.