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May 2019

Memorial Day Concert

Monday, May 27, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

It’s a NYC favorite, now in its twenty-first year! Bring a blanket and enjoy this free early summer performance. The concert features The New York City Symphonic Band at Third Street, led by music director Paul Corn and hosted by guest conductor Brian P. Worsdale. Each year we feature the musical works of Green-Wood’s permanent residents Fred Ebb, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Leonard Bernstein, and others. Local vendors will be on site selling food and drink throughout the afternoon.

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Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, May 29, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Join our expert tour guides to hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn, and much more.

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Become a Citizen Pruner

Wednesday, May 29, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, May 29, 2019

One event on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:00am

Learn how you can play an active role in supporting the health of our urban forest, including the basics of watering, tree bed gardening, and soil cultivation.

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Twilight Tour

Friday, May 31, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 20, 2019

One event on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 7:00pm

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.

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June 2019

Beehive Tour

Saturday, June 1, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, June 1, 2019

Suit up in protective gear (we’ll provide) and join our Head Beekeeper, Nick Hoefly, in opening and examining beehives. You’ll “tour” the various components of these beehives and hear the story of how our bees are cared for and how they live. Spots are limited to 20 attendees, so don’t miss out!

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Beekeeping 101

Saturday, June 1, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, June 8, 2019

This class is an introduction to the world of beekeeping. This two-hour class will touch on the basics of bee care and beehive maintenance. If weather permits, at the end of class, you’ll suit up in protective gear (we’ll provide) and join our Head Beekeeper, Nick Hoefly, to visit the beehives onsite. Spots are limited to 20 students, so don’t miss out!

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The Public Lots Trolley Tour

Saturday, June 1, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Green-Wood Cemetery is famous for its elaborate private burial lots and architecturally significant monuments. However, its lesser expensive public lots comprise about half of all burials at the cemetery.

Green-Wood’s Manager of Preservation and Restoration, Neela Wickremesinghe, and Director of Programs and Special Projects, Harry Weil, lead a guided exploration of these sites. The tour will highlight the "Colored Lots", seven burial lots on the cemetery’s southern border, including one for The Colored Orphans Asylum. Over 1,300 are laid to rest here, making it one of the largest existing burial grounds for African Americans who lived in New York City in the last two centuries.

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Birding in Peace

Sunday, June 2, 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, August 4, 2019

One event on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:00am

One event on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 6:00am

One event on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 6:00am

One event on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 6:00am

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. Green-Wood’s official birding checklist is available to pick up from the security guard at the main entrance on 25th Street or to print here. Comfortable footwear is recommended.

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Historic Trolley Tours

Sunday, June 2, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 2019

Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Join our expert tour guides to hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn, and much more.

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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Tuesday, June 4, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Saturday, June 8, 2019

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas catacombs image

Henry Purcell wrote Dido & Aeneas in 1680, but this tragic meditation on destiny, love, and death resonates just as powerfully today. Director Alek Shrader interweaves excerpts from Christopher Marlowe’s play based on the same story, infusing a sense of agency and dignity back to the character of the wounded queen, and the terrible decision she faces when abandoned by the love of her life. With superstar Daniela Mack as Dido, you won't want to miss her sing the heartrending final aria “When I Am Laid in Earth” (while...in...a...Catacomb!)

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