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July 2018

(Sold Out) A Night at Niblo’s Garden

Saturday, July 14, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This popular event is back in 2018 for two nights! Enjoy a Victorian extravaganza put on by our good friends at Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. Begin the evening with a picnic (bring your own) around beautiful Crescent Water pond. Then prepare to be dazzled by nineteenth-century showmanship: fire eaters, musicians, contortionists, performers on floats, and much more – all under the starry summer skies. The evening celebrates Green-Wood permanent resident William Niblo, whose Niblo’s Garden was once one of New York City’s largest and most elaborate theaters (at Prince and Broadway in SoHo) replete with sparkling lanterns, fountains, and an open-air restaurant and bar that featured the top musicians, dancers, and entertainers of the time.

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Birding in Peace

Sunday, July 15, 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 5, 2018

One event on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 6:30am

One event on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 6:00am

One event on Saturday, May 19, 2018 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. Copies of our new Bird Checklist will be available to all tour participants. Comfortable footwear is recommended.

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Historic Trolley Tours

Sunday, July 15, 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

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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Historic Trolley Tours

Wednesday, July 18, 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

One event on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 1:00pm

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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Jazz at Twilight

Thursday, July 19, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 7:00pm

Celebrate summer at Green-Wood! Arrive just before the sun begins to dip below the horizon to enjoy sweeping views of the cemetery, New York Harbor, and downtown Manhattan awash in dazzling golden light. Then sit back and enjoy tunes from some of the best jazz bands in New York City as they play you into the night. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic, and take in the ambience of Green-Wood’s magnificent landscape at sunset.

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Twilight Tour

Friday, July 20, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 21, 2018

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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Street Tree Care

Saturday, July 21, 10:30 am - 12:30 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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Sound the Alarm! Green-Wood’s Firemen

Saturday, July 21, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Firefighting was an exceptionally dangerous occupation in nineteenth-century New York and Brooklyn. There were little to no fire safety regulations, and up until 1865 Brooklyn’s fire companies were manned by volunteers – often more focused on inter-company rivalries than in putting out the fires. Join Jeff Richman, Green-Wood’s Historian, for our first-ever tour to uncover the stories of these courageous men and their sacrifices. Visit the elaborate Firemen’s Monument (1848) that honors the death of thirty men who died in the line of duty, plus the symbolic brownstone fire hydrants that mark the lot of the infamous Americus 6 Fire Company, as well as first responders who died in the 9/11 attacks.

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Dead Distillers Trolley Tour

Saturday, July 21, 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, August 19, 2018

One event on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 2:00pm

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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Twilight Tour

Saturday, July 21, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 21, 2018

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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