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May 2019

Become a Citizen Pruner

Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, May 29, 2019

One event on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:00am

Learn how you can play an active role in supporting the health of our urban forest, including the basics of watering, tree bed gardening, and soil cultivation.

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Moonlight Tour

Thursday, May 16, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 8:30pm

Join other fearless trekkers to explore Green-Wood’s intriguing tombstones and unforgettable catacombs under the glow of the full moon. Historian Jeff Richman leads these immensely popular walking tours, which begin at sunset and are accompanied by the ethereal and atmospheric sounds of live accordion music. Buy your tickets soon; these tours always sell out.

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Birding in Peace

Saturday, May 18, 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, August 4, 2019

One event on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:00am

One event on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 6:00am

One event on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 6:00am

One event on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 6:00am

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. Green-Wood’s official birding checklist is available to pick up from the security guard at the main entrance on 25th Street or to print here. Comfortable footwear is recommended.

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Walt Whitman’s New York

Saturday, May 18, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Celebrate the 200th birthday of Brooklyn’s native son and poet, Walt Whitman, through the lens of the people he worked with, wrote about, and knew best. You’ll visit two brothers, one a Union soldier and the other a Confederate, whom Walt Whitman attended to as a Civil War volunteer nurse; McDonald Clarke, the “Mad Poet” who inspired Whitman; Gabriel Harrison, the photographer of an iconic image of Whitman known as “the Christ likeness,” and many more.

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Eternal Menagerie

Saturday, May 18, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Discover Green-Wood’s furry and feathered permanent residents! As religious motifs or cryptic symbols, animals are prominently featured on many of the Cemetery’s grand Victorian-era monuments and mausoleums. Learn their meaning while also visiting the graves of the few animals that are buried alongside their owners at Green-Wood, including such pets as Little Dace, Trilby, and Rex, as well as a horse that served in the Union army cavalry.

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Twilight Tour

Saturday, May 18, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until Friday, May 24, 2019

There are few places more atmospheric than a cemetery at dusk - and Green-Wood is top notch when it comes to beauty and atmosphere. As the sun sets on 478 spectacular acres, you'll weave through stunning landscapes and visit the graves of fascinating figures in New York and American history. This not-to-be-missed walking tour ends with a visit to the Catacombs, which are normally closed to the public.

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Birding in Peace

Sunday, May 19, 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, August 4, 2019

One event on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:00am

One event on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 6:00am

One event on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 6:00am

One event on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 6:00am

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. Green-Wood’s official birding checklist is available to pick up from the security guard at the main entrance on 25th Street or to print here. Comfortable footwear is recommended.

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Alive at Green-Wood: Exploring an Urban Oasis

Sunday, May 19, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 11:00am

There’s much more to a cemetery than death. There’s life—a lot of it. In fact, since its founding in the nineteenth century as part of the Rural Cemetery Movement, before there was a Central Park, Green-Wood has been a place to engage with the natural world in an urban environment. Whether walking through the cherry tree allée, encountering the green monk parakeets that live in the Arch, or standing beneath a towering dawn redwood, you’ll learn about the environmental diversity that makes this Cemetery one of the city’s great natural resources.

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Pouring Green-Wood

Sunday, May 19, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
green-wood cider making

When Joy Doumis and Jeremy Hammond approached Green-Wood in fall 2015 to ask if they could harvest the apples here, naturally we had to know why. To make hard cider of course! Spread across 478 acres, our urban orchard has over 150 Malus (aka apple) trees. Join Joy and Jeremy for the story of how they produced over one hundred bottles of Proper Cider in their own back yard, literally. Naturally, a tasting of the final product is included.

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Historic Trolley Tours

Sunday, May 19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until Monday, August 26, 2019

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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