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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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! You will tread where George Washington and his troops fought in the Battle ... 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
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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! You will tread where George Washington and his troops fought in the Battle ... Read more

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

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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! You will tread where George Washington and his troops fought in the Battle ... 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
Recurring

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! You will tread where George Washington and his troops fought in the Battle ... Read more

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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