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February 2018

Death Café

Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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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.

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Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, February 14, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Thursday, March 1, 2018

One event on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 1:00pm

Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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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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Black in Brooklyn

Saturday, February 17, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

In honor of Black History Month, Green-Wood presents this celebration and recognition of the unique stories of black lives in Green-Wood. Although Brooklyn and New York City have long struggled with segregation and racism, they also have a history of diversity, progress, and activism. This trolley tour, led by Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman, will examine the life and accomplishments of many prominent black New Yorkers, as well as several abolitionists who fought for freedom in America.

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Dead Distillers Trolley Tour

Saturday, February 17, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Sunday, August 19, 2018

Green-Wood is teaming up with our friends at Kings County Distillery to delve into the storied past of distilling in Brooklyn. The afternoon kicks off with a trolley tour of the cemetery’s “permanent residents” with whiskey connections, including the one and only casualty of the Brooklyn Whiskey Wars of the late 1860s and early 1870s. Afterward, the trolley will head to Kings County Distillery in the Brooklyn Navy Yard where visitors will see first-hand how whiskey is made and enjoy a tasting of four delectable varieties.

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Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, February 21, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Thursday, March 1, 2018

One event on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 1:00pm

Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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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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Cremation: History and Modern Process

Saturday, February 24, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 3:30pm

Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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What is cremation? How long have we been doing it, and how does it work? Amy Cunningham, death educator, leads this presentation of cremation's history and its impact on present-day and future funerals. This engaging and sometimes even light-hearted exploration will also touch on how to choose an end-of-life mode of disposition that expresses your own beliefs and values. Afterward, you will have the opportunity to visit the crematory with Gema LaBoccetta, Green-Wood's Crematory Manager, then chat with Amy and other attendees at a short reception.

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Birding in Peace

Sunday, February 25, 6:30 am - 8:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:30am on Sunday, repeating until Monday, December 11, 2017

One event on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 6:30am

One event on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 6:30am

One event on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 6:30am

One event on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 6:30am

One event on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 6:30am

Just because it's winter, doesn't mean that there aren't interesting birds to discover in Green-Wood. For some bird species that migrate south after the breeding season, Brooklyn is their Miami during the cold months. Spend the early morning exploring the cemetery, looking for overwintering waterfowl, nuthatches, woodpeckers, sparrows, finches and any half-hardy birds that decided to stick around. By February we'll see some of the early north-bound birds beginning to trickle back into the area.

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Historic Trolley Tours

Sunday, February 25, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Thursday, March 1, 2018

One event on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 1:00pm

Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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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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(Sold Out) Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, February 28, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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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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March 2018

Birding in Peace

Sunday, March 11, 6:30 am - 8:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:30am on Sunday, repeating until Monday, December 11, 2017

One event on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 6:30am

One event on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 6:30am

One event on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 6:30am

One event on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 6:30am

One event on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 6:30am

Just because it's winter, doesn't mean that there aren't interesting birds to discover in Green-Wood. For some bird species that migrate south after the breeding season, Brooklyn is their Miami during the cold months. Spend the early morning exploring the cemetery, looking for overwintering waterfowl, nuthatches, woodpeckers, sparrows, finches and any half-hardy birds that decided to stick around. By February we'll see some of the early north-bound birds beginning to trickle back into the area.

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