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December 2018

Birding in Peace

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 7:15 am - 8:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:15am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, December 9, 2018

One event on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 7:15am

One event on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 6:45am

One event on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 6:45am

One event on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 7:15am

One event on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 6:45am

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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How to Talk to Kids About Death

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

How do we explain death and dying to our children? How much should they know and when? How can a pet's death or a grandparent's declining health be explained in a way that's understandable? How can we engage their curiosity, talents, and emotions in funeral practices and traditions? Join funeral director and death educator Amy Cunningham and child and adolescent psychotherapist and registered play therapist Liana Smith-Murphy for an enlightening conversation on the best practices for discussing death with children.

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At the Holidays: Grieving and Memorializing Loved Ones

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The holidays are a particularly difficult time for the family and friends of departed loved ones. How can they grieve and memorialize when the season is filled with so much cheer? Yes, grief can intensify at the end of the year, but all is not lost. Join death educator Amy Cunningham to learn about a myriad of unique keepsakes and tributes that can be created in a loved one's honor, whether they come in the form of textiles, artwork, charitable donations, or rituals at the dinner table. Amy will also explore how digital platforms can provide an ideal space for sharing stories and memories that are easily accessible on the web. Discover what might feel right for you and your family.

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Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 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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Mayhem, Murder, and Disaster

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Serene, beautiful Green-Wood is the final resting place for victims who met of violent ends. Join veteran tour guide Ruth Edebohls to hear some of their fascinating, and mostly tragic, tales, including the sinking of the SS Morro Castle and possible murder of her captain; the Malbone Street Wreck, the deadliest accident in New York City subway history; Evelina Bliss, whose poisoning by arsenic-laden clam chowder sent shock waves through the Gilded Age; the mass grave to the victims of the Brooklyn Theatre fire, and many more.

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Dead Distillers Trolley Tour

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 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, December 23, 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

Sunday, December 16, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until Monday, December 3, 2018

One event on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1:00pm

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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Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 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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Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 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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January 2019

Street Tree Care

Sunday, January 13, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join your fellow environmentalists as we remove litter and weeds from the tree beds, cultivate the soil, and provide water and mulch for street trees in Sunset Park.

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