7 p.m. Tara O’Grady & The Black Velvet Band

The Historic Chapel at Green-Wood 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY

  SPECIAL EVENT IN GREEN-WOOD’S HISTORIC CHAPEL “Danny Boy” don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing! Join us for a fabulous pre-St. Patrick’s Saturday night of dancing, drinks and the sophisticated swing of Tara O’Grady & The Black Velvet Band in a stunning historic setting. O’Grady and her band perform an irresistible ... Read more

1 p.m. Uncovering Long-Lost Stories: Digging Dirt at Green-Wood with Ben Feldman

The Historic Chapel at Green-Wood 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Author, historian and storyteller Ben Feldman has been in love with New York City history for as long as he can remember. Utilizing Green-Wood’s historical resources, he has discovered long-forgotten characters whose colorful stories he delights in telling. Like the story of preeminent Dr. Harvey Burdell, who was gruesomely murdered by his lover in 1857, ... Read more

Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt

The Historic Chapel at Green-Wood 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, July 9, 2011 “An engrossing account of this forgotten episode . . . A hell of a story.” —The Wall Street Journal “Excellent read.” —Jon Stewart, The Daily Show 115 years ago this summer, the 1896 New York City heat wave—one of the worst natural disasters in American history—killed almost 1,500 people (scores of ... Read more

6 p.m. “Honoring Their Sacrifice” Exhibition: Curator’s Reception

The Historic Chapel at Green-Wood 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, June 2, 2011 For Volunteers and Members only. Green-Wood president Richard Moylan and historian Jeff Richman will host a special reception to highlight our unique exhibition of Civil War memorabilia and to thank all of Green-Wood’s volunteers and members. Hear the behind-the-scenes stories and discoveries of Green-Wood’s Civil War project, as well as how ... Read more

Free

11 a.m. Civil War Exhibition Opening: “Honoring Their Sacrifice”

The Historic Chapel at Green-Wood 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, May 28, 2011 Gathered from private collections, as well as from our own Green-Wood Historic Fund collections, this exhibition features fascinating memorabilia from the Civil War, much of it never before displayed in public. See, up close, two authentic Civil War cannons, life-sized zinc sculptures of Union soldiers, and genuine Civil War uniforms; hear ... Read more

Free

(Postponed) Members-Only Screening, ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child’

The Historic Chapel at Green-Wood 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY

This event has been postponed. A new date will be announced shortly. Plus wine, cheese, and Q&A with the film's producer and a special guest TBA. Centered on a rare interview that director and friend Tamra Davis shot with Basquiat over 20 years ago, this definitive documentary chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the ... Read more

$25

8 p.m. Guitar Hero and Blues Legend: Danny Kalb

The Historic Chapel at Green-Wood 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, April 9, 2011 How often do you get the chance to hear one of Bob Dylan’s earliest inspirations? Danny Kalb has been described as “up there with the best of all blues legends” by the owner of Village’s iconic Café Au Go Go. “I’ve worked with the greatest of all time and he is ... Read more

$20

1 p.m. George Washington’s America: A Biography Through His Maps

The Historic Chapel at Green-Wood 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, March 13, 2011 “Exquisite reproductions of the maps display 18th-century America as Washington saw it.“ —The New York Times Friend of Green-Wood and best-selling author Barnet Schecter talks about his most recent and widely praised compendium of the maps George Washington both drew and purchased. The book crafts a unique portrait of the Father ... Read more

1 p.m. The Valentine’s Day That Changed America

The Historic Chapel at Green-Wood 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, February 12, 2011 On February 14, 1884, two days after a young Theodore Roosevelt became a new father, he suffered an unimaginable tragedy. His mother, Martha Bulloch Roosevelt, succumbed to typhoid fever and was followed in death just eleven hours later by his wife Alice, who died of Bright’s disease. How T.R. coped with ... Read more

1 p.m. Inspired by Green-Wood: A Visit with Artist Saul Chernick

The Historic Chapel at Green-Wood 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, January 30, 2011 We are especially proud to present our Greenwood Heights neighbor and artist, Saul Chernick. With his unique ink-on-paper style, Chernick creates “zany, consummately skillful drawings” (The New York Times) with “the episodic and atmospheric feel of a gothic graphic novel.” Chernick, a big fan of Green-Wood who often strolls the grounds ... Read more