Cremation: History and Modern Process

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 ... Read more

$20 – $25
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Winter Wanders

It may be cold outside, but don’t let that stop you from discovering Green-Wood! On this leisurely ninety-minute walking tour you’ll take in spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline from Battle Hill; visit Fannie the dog, the beloved companion of Elias Howe’s family; and hear the tragic tale of Victorian debutante Charlotte Canda. Along the ... Read more

$20 – $25
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Birding in Peace

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.

$20 – $25
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Winter Wanders

It may be cold outside, but don’t let that stop you from discovering Green-Wood! On this leisurely ninety-minute walking tour you’ll take in spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline from Battle Hill; visit Fannie the dog, the beloved companion of Elias Howe’s family; and hear the tragic tale of Victorian debutante Charlotte Canda. Along the ... Read more

$20 – $25

Napoleon Sarony: Photographer to the Stars

Before Annie Leibovitz and Richard Avedon, there was another photographer who the rich and famous turned to take their portrait: Napoleon Sarony (1821-1896). Over the course of three decades, working from several locations around Union Square in New York City, he artfully captured images of presidents, actors, theatrical productions, and international superstars including Oscar Wilde, Sarah Bernhardt, Lillie Langtry, and ... Read more

$20 – $25

The Thousand Year Wood: Humans and Trees Growing Together

For millennia, people around the globe did not simply live beside or under trees—they lived with them. It was a symbiotic relationship, not an exploitative one. Proper human care for the woodlands increased their diversity and promoted the number and variety of insects, birds, and other creatures who lived in the forests. The trees themselves ... Read more

$20 – $25
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Green-Wood’s Greatest Hits

Join our expert tour guides to explore Green-Wood’s historic landscape and most fascinating permanent residents. If you have never been to the Cemetery, this is your opportunity to discover the highlights of some of its 478 acres of art, history, and nature! On this walking tour, you will tread where George Washington and his troops ... Read more

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Birding in Peace

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.

$20 – $25

History Happy Hour: The Cemetery Language of Flowers

In the Victorian era, floriography—or the language of flowers—was a sensation, with bouquets and arrangements often carrying cryptic meanings. You would need a flora dictionary (no joke!) to decipher them.   This interest in the symbolism of flowers made its way into fashion, art, and even cemeteries, where roses, poppies, daisies, and lilies all held specific ... Read more

$20 – $25

Mausoleums of the Rich and Famous: A Virtual Tour of Woodlawn

They say money can’t buy you everything, but that’s only mostly true. For this evening’s virtual exploration, Green-Wood’s historian Jeff Richman and The Woodlawn Cemetery’s Director of Historical Services Susan Olsen, take you behind closed doors to discover some of the most opulent and elaborate mausoleums at their cemeteries. Commissioned by the crème de la ... Read more

$20 – $25

‘Ghost Tike’ A Collective Memorial: A Creative Approach to Grief

COVID has made it difficult to gather together to remember lost loved ones, limiting the connections we can forge with others through collective grief. Artist Caito Stewart, however, presents another approach, one that can be taken from a distance, in this engaging virtual workshop.  The evening begins with Caito discussing her creation of Ghost Tike, ... Read more

$20 – $25