Recurring Event Historic Trolley Tours

Historic Trolley Tours

Green-Wood Cemetery 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY

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.

Recurring Event Twilight Tour

Twilight Tour

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.

Planting for the Next Century

Joseph Charap, Green-Wood’s Director of Horticulture, and Sam Bishop, TreesNY’s Education Director, lead a walk about planting trees for the next century.

Recurring Event Twilight Tour

Twilight Tour

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.

Film Screening: Wild Nights with Emily

Green-Wood Cemetery 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Fresh off its SXSW premiere, the dramatic comedy Wild Nights with Emily stars Molly Shannon as the poet Emily Dickinson. The film was inspired by an article in the New York Times that documented how infrared technologies restored erasures that hid romantic content in Dickinson's letters. The poet's persona, popularized since her death, was that of a reclusive spinster - a delicate wallflower, too sensitive for this world. This film explores her passionate, vivacious side that was covered up for years - most notably Emily's lifelong romantic relationship with another woman (Susan Ziegler). After Emily died, a rivalry emerged when her brother's mistress (Amy Seimetz) along with editor T.W. Higginson (Brett Gelman) published a book of Emily's poems. Irreverent and surreal, Wild Nights was one of "The 50 Most Anticipated American Independent Films of 2018" (Filmmaker Magazine); you will never look at Dickinson the same way again.

Recurring Event Birding in Peace

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. Copies of our new Bird Checklist will be available to all tour participants. Comfortable footwear is recommended.

Recurring Event Historic Trolley Tours

Historic Trolley Tours

Green-Wood Cemetery 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY

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.

Recurring Event Death Café

Death Café

Green-Wood Cemetery 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY

The Death Café is inspired by the centuries-old European salon (or café), an informal gathering to discuss philosophical, political or scientific ideas. In 2011, British entrepreneur Jon Underwood brought this concept to discussions of the most universal topic of all: death. Underwood’s intention was to provide an opportunity to “increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives.” Today, there are over 4,400 Death Cafes in 26 countries around the world.

The Doorway to Joe: The Art of Joe Coleman

Renowned iconoclast and painter Joe Coleman sits down for a conversation with Harold Schechter, professor of American literature and popular culture at CUNY's Queens College. The reception will include an exclusive sneak peak of the upcoming feature documentary about Coleman.

(Sold Out) A Night at Niblo’s Garden

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.