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September 2020

The Moth: Livestreamed from Green-Wood

Wednesday, September 16th, 6:30pm8:00pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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moth performers slideshow

The Moth returns to Green-Wood! Join us for Close Encounters, where you’ll hear stories of confrontation and crossing paths; chance meetings, near misses, and narrow escapes. Four beloved Moth storytellers will share true stories, live at the Cemetery. In a first-of-its-kind show for The Moth, this virtual Mainstage will be livestreamed from Green-Wood as you—the audience—watch from the comfort of your home.

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A Lament for Troubled Times

Saturday, September 19th, 12:00pm3:00pm
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One event on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 12:00pm

Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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harlem chamber players quartet

In times of turmoil, music has a unique ability to unite us, and remind us of the things that truly matter. Green-Wood, in partnership with our friends at Death of Classical, is honored to present a quartet of members of The Harlem Chamber Players, performing music by George Walker and Florence Price. The performances take place atop the Hill of Graves, with sweeping views of Green-Wood’s idyllic landscape, and are free and open to the public.

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Confronting Climate Change: Green-Wood as Urban Grassland

Monday, September 21st, 6:00pm7:00pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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green-wood grassland

The global effects of climate change are staggering: species extinction, rising sea levels, rising temperatures, and more. But what does this mean for Green-Wood? Embracing the Cemetery’s legacy as a pioneering green space for the people, we have partnered with Cornell University on a research initiative that seeks to preserve our 478-acre landscape and leverage it as an asset in the fight against climate change. Join Dr. Frank Rossi from Cornell University School of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Green-Wood’s Manager of Horticulture Operations and Projects Sara Evans for a presentation and conversation about this exciting research collaboration and its implications for the management of green spaces throughout the urban environment.

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Green-Wood in 3D: Then and Now, Part Two

Wednesday, September 23rd, 6:00pm7:00pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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green-wood stereoview

During the 1860s and 1870s, Green-Wood was a favorite site for professional photographers who were looking to take a break from the humdrum of shooting urban scenes to capture the Cemetery’s monuments and grounds. And they often did so using a popular nineteenth-century technique to create the appearance of three-dimensional images, producing photographs known as stereoviews. The Green-Wood Historic Fund has collected hundreds of these views. Join Jeff as he takes you on a tour of the Cemetery, pairing these 3D images of “then” with recent photographs of “now.” You’ll be able to sit in front of your computer wearing 3D glasses and experience the Green-Wood of 150 years ago!

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Cremation: History and Modern Process

Thursday, September 24th, 6:00pm7:00pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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cremation urns

What is cremation? How long have people been doing it, and how does it work? Amy Cunningham, funeral director and death educator, leads this presentation on the history of cremation 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.

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A Lament for Troubled Times

Saturday, September 26th, 12:00pm3:00pm
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One event on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 12:00pm

Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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harlem chamber players quartet

In times of turmoil, music has a unique ability to unite us, and remind us of the things that truly matter. Green-Wood, in partnership with our friends at Death of Classical, is honored to present a quartet of members of The Harlem Chamber Players, performing music by George Walker and Florence Price. The performances take place atop the Hill of Graves, with sweeping views of Green-Wood’s idyllic landscape, and are free and open to the public.

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To hold gently

Saturday, September 26th, 12:00pm3:00pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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i wouldn't know any other way artwork

To hold gently is a one-day performance by artist Gyun Hur at The Green-Wood Cemetery, presented in conjunction with The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2020, and curated is by Katya Grokhovsky of TIAB and Harry Weil, Green-Wood’s Director of Public Programs.

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A Body in a Cemetery

Saturday, September 26th, 5:30pm6:30pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30pm, repeating until Sunday, September 27, 2020

Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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Eiko Otake Kifune Shrine

American cemeteries of the nineteenth century served a similar purpose to today’s public parks, as they once saw visitors picnicking on the grass, strolling down meandering paths, and socializing together as families. In the last century, however, these spaces have become more utilitarian in nature and often lack public engagement beyond funerals and grieving. Graveyard Shift, a collaboration between Green-Wood and Pioneer Works, proposes a new way of interacting with the space of the Cemetery by activating it through sight, sound, and movement.

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A Body in a Cemetery

Sunday, September 27th, 5:30pm6:30pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30pm, repeating until Sunday, September 27, 2020

Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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Eiko Otake Kifune Shrine

American cemeteries of the nineteenth century served a similar purpose to today’s public parks, as they once saw visitors picnicking on the grass, strolling down meandering paths, and socializing together as families. In the last century, however, these spaces have become more utilitarian in nature and often lack public engagement beyond funerals and grieving. Graveyard Shift, a collaboration between Green-Wood and Pioneer Works, proposes a new way of interacting with the space of the Cemetery by activating it through sight, sound, and movement.

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Sugar, Cigars, and Revolution: Cuban Americans of Green-Wood

Wednesday, September 30th, 6:00pm7:00pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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sugar cigars revolution book cover

In 1960, a young Lisandro Perez came to America from Cuba with his parents. Today a professor of Latin American and Latinx studies at John Jay College, Perez has devoted his career to the study of the Cuban and Cuban American presence in nineteenth-century New York. His book, Sugar, Cigars, and Revolution: The Making of Cuban New York, explores how Cuban émigrés flocked to the city in search of education and wealth, to evade royal authority, and even to plot a revolution! Many of the individuals whose stories tell this tale are interred at Green-Wood. Perez will join Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman to talk about his wonderful book, which has just been awarded the 2020 Herbert H. Lehman Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in New York history and received honorable mention at the 2019 CASA Literary Prize for Studies on Latinos in the United States, given by La Casa de las Américas.

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