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October 2017

Birding in Peace

Sunday, October 8, 7:00 am - 8:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00am on Sunday, repeating until Monday, October 23, 2017

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. By September, all our nesting birds’ offspring will be on their own. Returning warblers will be in their less flamboyant fall plumage. Large numbers of blackbirds, flycatchers, sparrows, vireos, and swallows will also be passing through. By October, waterfowl are returning, and we’ll look for raptors heading south. November will bring back our overwintering denizen from the north.

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Historic Trolley Tours

Sunday, October 8, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, November 26, 2017

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) From Here to Eternity: A Book Talk with Caitlin Doughty

Tuesday, October 10, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on a special October evening to welcome New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Doughty to celebrate the release of her new book From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death. In an illustrated talk, she will recount some of the traditions detailed in the book, which include the Indonesian practice of dressing and living with the dead, the Bolivian practice of natitas (cigarette-smoking, wish-granting human skulls); and the Japanese kotsuage, in which relatives use chopsticks to pluck their loved-ones’ bones from cremation ashes.

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Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, October 11, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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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Into the Veil

Friday, October 13, 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday, October 14, 2017

Back by popular demand! Join GreenWood and Atlas Obscura for a night of exploration and discovery. Navigating below the silhouettes of thousands of starlit trees, let your curiosity lead you through winding pathways, revealing hidden spaces of music, history, and storytelling. Performances, readings, and other activities will unfold throughout the cemetery. Where will your night lead?

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Into the Veil

Saturday, October 14, 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday, October 14, 2017

Back by popular demand! Join GreenWood and Atlas Obscura for a night of exploration and discovery. Navigating below the silhouettes of thousands of starlit trees, let your curiosity lead you through winding pathways, revealing hidden spaces of music, history, and storytelling. Performances, readings, and other activities will unfold throughout the cemetery. Where will your night lead?

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Historic Trolley Tours

Sunday, October 15, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, November 26, 2017

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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Twilight Tour

Sunday, October 15, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our most popular tour just got better! Inspired by Matthew Jensen’s artist-map for Among Trees and Stone, visitors will enjoy the rare opportunity to explore the quiet beauty of the cemetery bathed in the golden light of the setting sun. Your tour guide will go deeper into the cemetery to reveal 19th-century monuments that often go unnoticed even in broad daylight! The tours ends with a visit to the catacombs, which are normally closed to the public.

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Death Café

Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day 17 of the month, repeating indefinitely

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, October 18, 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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