As we slowly resurface from the collective suffering wrought by COVID-19, we must take time to mourn the terrible toll of those we’ve lost, while also striving to find meaning and light in the darkness.
Since January 2021, Heidi Lau, Green-Wood’s artist in residence, has been creating ceramic sculptures in a studio space on the first floor of the Fort Hamilton Gatehouse. Just above her a large attic sat relatively quiet except for spiders busily weaving their webs. Nearing the end of her residency, Lau has invited Nikholis Planck for a two-person exhibition in the attic, which has been unlocked for the public’s viewing.
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
It happens every autumn! The trees of Green-Wood explode with shades of orange, red, and yellow, and it is a visual extravaganza! Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to start Instagram posting like crazy as you discover the fall foliage in all its glory! Along the way you’ll encounter some of the over ... Read more
Once a burial takes place, it’s all about resting in peace for eternity, right? That wasn’t always the case! In the nineteenth century, there was a demand by medical schools for cadavers so doctors and students could study human anatomy. The shockingly profitable “resurrection” business was created by grave robbers to fulfill the needs of ... Read more
How do we explain death and dying to our children? How much should they know and when? How can a pet’s death or a grandparent’s declining health be explained in a way that’s understandable? How can we engage their curiosity, talents, and emotions in funeral practices and traditions? Join Gabrielle Gatto, Green-Wood's coordinator of public ... Read more