Friday, March 29, 2013


Saturday, March 30th, 1:00 p.m.

Visit the monuments and gravestones of
  • Henry Chadwick, the Father of Baseball, who invented the game’s scoring system;
  • James Creighton, baseball’s first national star;
  • Charles Ebbets, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers;
  • the great hitter Charlie Smith; and
  • many others who played a role in making baseball America’s National Pastime.
Sunday, April 14th, 1:00 p.m.

Green-Wood is the final resting place of both major players in a landmark 1813 court case, People v. Philips, that was the nation's first test of our First Amendment. Lawyer and Irish immigrant William Sampson successfully argued the case, and Judge DeWitt Clinton presided over the matter in the Court of General Sessions of New York.

Visit De Witt Clinton's stately bronze monument for a dramatic interpretation of this 200-year-old court case. A small reception in Green-Wood’s historic chapel will follow the event. 

Presented in partnership with NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House and the New York Irish History Roundtable.

Thursday, April 25th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Compete to be the master of Brooklyn-themed trivia in a 175-year-old Brooklyn landmark. TrivWorks, a New York favorite for pub trivia events, will offer a unique Kings County-themed team trivia contest (prizes will be awarded) that will test your knowledge of Brooklyn past, present, and pop culture and Green-Wood’s permanent residents, complete with a short twilight tour to start. For ages 21 and up.
Sunday, April 28th, 1:00 p.m.

Bess Lovejoy, author of Rest In Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses, offers this funny, tragic, and true look at the threats famous bodies have faced through the ages: furta sacra (theft of saints’ bodies), relic collectors, phrenologists, and crazed fans. 
Sunday, May 5th, 1:00 p.m.

A visual extravaganza.

Saturday, May 11th, 1:00 p.m.

Celebrate some of the most colorful and influential women of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Sunday, May 12th, 1:00 p.m.

In the 1890s, a swath of Eighth Avenue was grandly deemed Sportsmen’s Row for the many residents in horseracing as owners, trainers, and jockeys. Meanwhile, they lived among men of prominence and success in politics, business, law, and the arts.  

Saturday, May 18th, 7:00 p.m.

As the sun sets on 478 spectacular acres, you'll weave through stunning landscapes and visit the graves of prominent New Yorkers and Americans. Then enjoy a drink and live accordion music as you explore several torchlit, historic mausoleums.
Monday, May 27th, 2:30 p.m.

This year Green-Wood celebrates 15 years of bringing Memorial Day music to visitors from all over the area. The concert features the ISO Symphonic Band, founded in 1995 to sponsor talented students throughout New York City and led by ISO’s inimitable founder and conductor Brian P. Worsdale. Each year, they feature the works of Green-Wood’s permanent residents Fred Ebb, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Leonard Bernstein, and many others. 

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