Play Ball! Green-Wood’s Baseball Legends

It’s time, once again, for one of the greatest rites of spring: baseball’s opening day! Join baseball historian Tom Gilbert, in conversation with Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman, for this virtual tour of the many men interred at the Cemetery who pioneered the National Pastime—including Henry Chadwick, dubbed the "Father of Baseball” by President Theodore Roosevelt; ... Read more

$20 – $25

Qingming: Remembering our Ancestors

Presented in Partnership with MOCA Death is always a timely topic, and will especially be so on April 4th. It is a day when two death-reflective holidays coincide: Qingming (“ching-ming”), a Chinese holiday honoring one’s ancestors (also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day), overlaps with Easter, a significant death-related commemoration of the Western world. Whether you take ... Read more

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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

The Devil’s Own Work: The New York City Draft Riots

In the midst of the Civil War, as thousands of soldiers died, the United States enacted a draft to solve the shortage of manpower on the battlefields. In reaction, mobs took to the streets of New York City in July 1863. Mayhem, and a race riot, ensued. For four long days, the insurrectionists held control ... Read more

Recurring

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
Recurring

Great Trees of Green-Wood

It happens every spring! The flowering trees of Green-Wood explode with color, and it is a visual extravaganza! Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to start Instagram posting like crazy as you discover these blossoms in all their glory! Along the way you’ll encounter some of the over 7,000 trees in the Cemetery ... Read more

History Happy Hour: An “Unsinkable” Tragedy

One hundred and nine years ago, Titanic, the great ship deemed to be unsinkable, did in fact sink (sorry for the spoiler!). We commemorate the tragedy with an exploration of those who lost their lives at sea, and some that survived, who are memorialized at Green-Wood. You will hear about Wyckoff Van Derhoef and William ... Read more

$20 – $25

Resurrecting the Past: The Stoutsburg Cemetery

Some cemeteries, like Green-Wood, have hundreds of thousands of permanent residents—and hundreds of thousands of stories to uncover and share. Yet others, like the tiny Stoutsburg Cemetery in Hopewell, New Jersey, have relatively few people buried in them. Nevertheless, there are fascinating discoveries to be made there. Join Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills, founders of ... Read more

Beneath Our Feet: A Recap of Three Years of Urban Grassland Research

Presenters: Frank Rossi and Joseph Charap In this time of global pandemic, the restorative properties that green spaces have on the body and the mind are being increasingly felt by everyone. But how can we manage these landscapes to maximize their benefits, both for us and for the environment? Embracing Green-Wood’s legacy as a pioneering ... Read more

Green-Wood’s Hidden Treasures: A Horticulturist’s View

Green-Wood is an immense place, and a visit to our grounds can be overwhelming. What should you see? What direction should you go in? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! This new series of tours, led by the Cemetery’s expert staff, provides a behind-the-scenes exploration of art, history, and nature.  Did you know that Green-Wood ... Read more