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September 2018

Sculpture in Gotham

Wednesday, September 26, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Art historian and Stony Brook professor Michele Bogart’s new book, Sculpture in Gotham: Art and Urban Renewal in New York City, explores how The Big Apple became an epicenter for public art in the second half of the twentieth century. Her research tracks the ways artists and civic leaders respond to the turbulent political and social climate to make dynamic and aspiring projects.

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Become a Citizen Pruner

Thursday, September 27, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, October 11, 2018

One event on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10:00am

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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The Wicker Man: Ancient Origins and Modern Revival

Thursday, September 27, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Each year in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, a towering figure made of wicker known as “The Man” is ceremoniously set ablaze at the culmination of Burning Man, the iconoclastic festival of community and art. The Wicker Man, however, dates back to the ancient Celtic world, when the Druids burned these giant figures in effigy, purportedly sometimes containing human sacrifices. This lecture, led by former lawyer turned religious studies scholar Amy Slonaker, explores the history and modern revival of the Wicker Man in neo-pagan rites and pop culture events and where legend and fact diverge.

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Twilight Tour

Friday, September 28, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, October 14, 2018

One event on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 4:30pm

One event on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3:30pm

One event on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 3:30pm

One event on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:30pm

One event on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 3:30pm

One event on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3:30pm

One event on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 3:30pm

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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Even More Tiffany

Saturday, September 29, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 11:00am

Green-Wood is home to a spectacular collection of stained glass windows designed by prominent artists of nineteenth century, including Louis Comfort Tiffany and John La Farge. Join Lindsy Parrott (director and curator at the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass), Julie Sloan (a leading expert on and conservator of American stained glass), Kent Watkins (biographer of Mary Tillinghast, a little-known, but immensely talented stained glass artist who is interred at Green-Wood), and Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman for the second part of this incredibly popular tour. Your guides will share their expertise while guiding you across the Cemetery’s 478 acres in the comfort of the Green-Wood’s trolley, between stops at historic mausoleums.

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A Walk Through Time

Saturday, September 29, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Architectural historian and author Francis Morrone has been named by Travel and Leisure magazine as one of the thirteen best tour guides in the world. Join him for his wit, wisdom and unique perspective on Green-Wood.

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Twilight Tour

Saturday, September 29, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, October 14, 2018

One event on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 4:30pm

One event on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3:30pm

One event on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 3:30pm

One event on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:30pm

One event on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 3:30pm

One event on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3:30pm

One event on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 3:30pm

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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Open Doors

Sunday, September 30, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

It’s back! One of Green-Wood’s most popular events returns with an afternoon of exploring some of the Cemetery’s most impressive and elaborate nineteenth-century mausoleums. Peek inside the elaborate gates of these ancient stone structures to view stunning examples of Green-Wood’s distinct architecture. At each location, docents will offer a glimpse into the lives of the personalities who now rest in these opulent edifices.

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October 2018

Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, October 3, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Thursday, December 27, 2018

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

Thursday, October 4, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, October 11, 2018

One event on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10:00am

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.

Find out more »