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March 2020

Explore Green-Wood: Free Walking Tour

Saturday, March 21, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, March 21, 2020

One event on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 11:00 am

Enjoy a FREE leisurely ninety-minute walking tour of some of Green-Wood’s most notable residents and extraordinary monuments. You’ll take in spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline from Battle Hill; visit the elaborate monument of Charlotte Canda, pay your respects to the great maestro Leonard Bernstein, and that’s just half the tour!

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Explore Green-Wood: Free Walking Tour

Saturday, March 21, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, March 21, 2020

One event on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 11:00 am

Enjoy a FREE leisurely ninety-minute walking tour of some of Green-Wood’s most notable residents and extraordinary monuments. You’ll take in spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline from Battle Hill; visit the elaborate monument of Charlotte Canda, pay your respects to the great maestro Leonard Bernstein, and that’s just half the tour!

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(Postponed) How to Talk to Kids About Death

Saturday, March 21, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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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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(Postponed) 5 x 10 @ The Catacombs

Saturday, March 21, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, March 28, 2020

Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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5 x 10 @ The Catacombs, is a program founded by artist Mckendree Key and hosted by different artists focusing on various topics. This special edition of 5 x 10 will present three intimate gatherings in the Catacombs of Green-Wood, bringing strangers together in an artist-led discussion about death, dying, and the hereafter. Food and drinks will be served.

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(Postponed) Baseball Greats of Green-Wood

Saturday, March 28, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Batter up! To kick off the 2020 season, we welcome baseball historian Tom Gilbert, along with Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman, for a tour of Green-Wood’s ball-playing pioneers. On this trolley tour you’ll visit the monuments and gravesites of Henry Chadwick, the “Father of Baseball,” who invented the game’s scoring system; James Creighton, baseball’s first national star; Charles Ebbets, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers; and many others who played a role in making baseball America’s national pastime.

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(Postponed) Cremation: History and Modern Process

Saturday, March 28, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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, funeral director and 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.

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(Postponed) 5 x 10 @ The Catacombs

Saturday, March 28, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, March 28, 2020

Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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5 x 10 @ The Catacombs, is a program founded by artist Mckendree Key and hosted by different artists focusing on various topics. This special edition of 5 x 10 will present three intimate gatherings in the Catacombs of Green-Wood, bringing strangers together in an artist-led discussion about death, dying, and the hereafter. Food and drinks will be served.

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April 2020

Death Cafe for Anxious Times (via Zoom)

Wednesday, April 1, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until Thursday, April 2, 2020

Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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Sadly, in the current climate, our thoughts are more fixated on death than ever, and anxieties are running high. It is highly possible that someone we know may die or lose a loved one during this trying time. The Green-Wood Cemetery will continue to hold group conversations as a way for all of us to share our thoughts and feelings on death using Zoom. Our popular “Death Café” series is an opportunity for safe and open exchanges, without an agenda.

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Death Cafe for Anxious Times (via Zoom)

Thursday, April 2, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until Thursday, April 2, 2020

Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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Sadly, in the current climate, our thoughts are more fixated on death than ever, and anxieties are running high. It is highly possible that someone we know may die or lose a loved one during this trying time. The Green-Wood Cemetery will continue to hold group conversations as a way for all of us to share our thoughts and feelings on death using Zoom. Our popular “Death Café” series is an opportunity for safe and open exchanges, without an agenda.

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(Postponed) Spiritualists & Suffragettes

Saturday, April 4, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
19th century women portrait

Discover the connection between nineteenth-century Spiritualism and the Women's Rights Movement in New York’s foremost Victorian-era cemetery, Green-Wood. With a focus on the evolution and legacy of Spiritualism, this walking tour explores the era’s obsession with communing with the dead and explores how this spiritual curiosity operated hand in hand with the push for women’s equality. This tour is led by Andrea Janes, owner and founder of Boroughs of the Dead.

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