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5:30 p.m. Fourth Annual Benefit

September 15, 2011, 5:30pm8:30pm

The Fourth Annual Presentation of the De Witt Clinton Award for Excellence to Pete Hamill

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pete Hamill (photo by David Shankbone)

The Fourth Annual Benefit for The Green-Wood Historic Fund, honoring writer and author Pete Hamill. A cocktail reception featuring previews of Brooklyn Underground: Theatrical Stories from the Green-Wood Cemetery, a play by The Artful Conspirators.

Call or email Lisa Alpert for more information at 718.210.3011 or lisa_alpert@green-wood.com.

Click here for more on past Green-Wood Historic Fund benefits.

Pete Hamill is an American journalist, novelist, essayist, editor, educator and native Brooklynite. With over 50 years of experience in the newspaper business, Hamill served as editor of the New York Post and editor in chief of the New York Daily News and has written for the Village Voice and New York Newsday. He is the author of 21 books, including the novel Tabloid City, which was published this year. Hamill has written fondly and frequently about Green-Wood and has described it as “one of the great urban glades, a spot with lush foliage, and sudden hills.” Hamill has also said, “When they cart me out to Green-Wood, it’ll just say ‘Newspaperman’ on that piece of stone that says who the hell the former guy is that’s lying under it.”

The DE WITT CLINTON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE in the Arts, Literature, Preservation and Historic Research honors the legacy of 19th-century New York Governor De Witt Clinton, who also served as mayor of New York City, state senator, assemblyman and United States senator. Clinton, who is interred in Green-Wood Cemetery, was a devoted supporter of the cultural growth of the city and the state of New York.

Tickets $150 / V.I.P. Tickets $250 (includes V.I.P. reception). Advance reservations required. Please call 718-210-3080 or specify ticket quantity below and click Order Now.


September 15, 2011
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Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States