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Grieving & Weaving

July 23rd , 6:30pm 8:30pm

hands weaving with brooklyn ring

There is something cathartic about working with yarn—a solace to be found in methodically creating patterns and textures with your own hands. Join Green-Wood Death Educator Gabrielle R. Gatto and artist Mary Pat Klein as they bring together creativity and contemplation with an evening of crafting.

If you like to knit, crochet, or engage in another kind of crafting—artists of all kinds are welcome—Grieving & Weaving is for you.

Price: Free. Registration required.

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Share your craft, your projects, and your thoughts with us. As we create together, we’ll talk about the significance of handmade items in both our personal and collective histories. Feel free to bring a handmade item you’d like to share with the group or a story about a family item—maybe a blanket, article of clothing, or toy—that’s been passed down generation after generation.

All skill levels are welcome, from beginners to experts! Mary Pat will lead a tutorial for newcomers in both knitting and crocheting, while those at intermediate and expert levels are encouraged to bring their ongoing projects. Feel free to bring your own yarn, needles, and hooks; some materials will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mary Pat Klein is a highly skilled and renowned yarn craftsperson. Her knit creations have graced television screens, print ads, and Broadway stages. Her works have been featured on The Today Show and Guiding Light, as well as Broadway productions including Frozen, A View From a Bridge, Present Laughter, and the stage adaptation of Mrs. Doubtfire, for which she crafted the iconic blue sweater. Collaborating closely with Tony Award-winning costume designers, Mary Pat has custom crafted blankets, sweaters, hats, throw pillows, and an array of unique items.

Free. Registration required. Please consider a $10 donation to the Green-Wood Historic Fund so that we can continue to offer free and low-cost programs throughout the year.


  • Attendees must follow all instructions and guidance from Cemetery staff and ambassadors.
  • By registering, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. This program may be photographed for promotional or press purposes.
  • Tickets: There is no need to print tickets. Attendees will be checked in by name.
  • Where to go: Contactless check-in will take place at the Modern Chapel near the Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street (500 25th Street).