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Green-Wood Cemetery

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Main Gate-25th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY United States

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June 2019

Secrets in Stone walking tour

June 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Every month on the last Saturday until June 29, 2019

There is a secret language at Green-Wood that’s etched in centuries-old monuments. On this eye-opening walking tour, visitors will learn the meaning of the eternal, through fascinating and sometimes cryptic, symbols including inverted torches, bales of wheat, and an hourglass with wings, among others. Comfortable footwear is recommended.

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July 2019

Trolley Tour Uncovers the Fascinating Femme Fatales

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Many distinguished and noteworthy New Yorkers found their permanent residences at Green-Wood. It was, and still is, the place to be buried. Among the 574,000 souls interred here, there are, however, those whose reputations are not as sterling, including Fanny White, famed New York City courtesan and brothel manager; Emma Cunningham, who was tried for the murder of Harvey Burdell amidst rumors of greed, lust, and depravity; and the Dublin-born Kitty Terry, who ran away to Liverpool at fifteen, where…

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Discover the History of Burial Garments

July 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The rule of simplicity that works so well in life also works great after death. Many families are now opting for burial shrouds instead of caskets to bury loved ones, asserting greater creative control over the aesthetics of the traditional American funeral. Join death educator Amy Cunningham for an engaging discussion of how shrouds and garments have been used for over a millennia in cultures across the globe. She’ll also explore present-day, eco-friendly shroud making, including the work of several…

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