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Private Green-Wood Cemetery & Catacombs Tour

RSVP Eventbrite will be required for this event:

www.nyacgreenwood.eventbrite.com


Join New York Adventure Club for a special private tour of Green-Wood Cemetery in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, as we visit notable graves, sculptures, and mausoleums, before heading down into the 30 vault catacombs built in 1838. We will start our tour from just inside the gothic arches near the 25th st. & 5th Ave. entrance. 

After the tour, we'll head around the corner to Greenwood Park for some food & drinks on 7th Ave btw 19th & 20th Sts. If it's warm out, we'll grab a spot on their outdoor patio, which is one of the largest in Brooklyn (did I mention the 3 bocce ball courts?).


Highlights on the tour include:

The Catacombs - 30 Vaults, like an apartment house for burials, built because of the Victorians' fear of being buried alive. Since a coma could mimic death, they were equipped with skylights, air vents and safety caskets equipped with all the bells and whistles.


The gravesite of William Holbrook Beard, famous for the Bulls & Bears of Wall St - See the spectacular huge Bronze Bear Sculpture by Dan Ostermiller.


Civil War Soldiers Lot with the lifelike zinc sculpture, to Green-Wood's 12 yr old Drummer Boy by Clarence MacKenzie.


Please wear a good pair of walking shoes since we'll be on our feet for the entirety of the tour!


Tickets

Advance Tickets - $23.95 (Ends 11:59pm on Wednesday, 9/17)

Regular Tickets - $29.95 (Ends 11:59pm on Friday, 9/19)

www.nyacgreenwood.eventbrite.com


What to Expect:

Green-Wood Cemetery, National Historic Landmark, established in 1838 as a rural cemetery. 478 spectacular acres, 8000 mature trees, 4 glacial ponds, 560,000 interments. Decades before New York's Central Park was created, Green-Wood Cemetery's ponds, hills and winding paths provided not only a pastoral final resting place for the nation's elite but also a recreational spot for picnics and horse-drawn buggies. 

Visitors enter Green-Wood through the soaring spires of Gothic Revival-style gates designed by Richard Upjohn, the architect of Trinity Church in lower Manhattan who is buried there. From the grave sites of 6,000 Civil War soldiers to the handsome Historic Chapel by the same architects of Grand Central Terminal, the cemetery is a symphony of art, architecture, history and nature, yet today, there are New Yorkers who have never set foot in Green-Wood or know of its rich history. Come and be amazed! 

2nd most visited Tourist attraction in the 19th Century only rivaling Niagara Falls. 100,000 unique Sculptures, Pyramids, Obelisks,  Hillside Mausoleum many of which are one of kind.


The bronze sculpture of Minerva, The Sister Statue to the Statue of Liberty (and a little known fact that will surprise you) which is on a Revolutionary War Battlefield - The Battle of Long Island/Brooklyn-August 28, 1776.  200 ft above sea level. George Washington and his Continental Army fought across what is now Green-Wood Cemetery.


Maestro Leonard Bernstein simple but elegant family lot,  The huge bronze sculpture by Henry Kirke Brown for The father of the Erie Canal: Mayor, Governor, Senator; DeWitt Clinton, The Tiffany Family lot, Infamous Boss Tweed family lot,  Peter Cooper family lot (Cooper Union), Theodore Roosevelt's circular family lot. Stewart Mausoleum by architect Stanford White and Angel bas relief by famous Augustus Saint Gaudens


RSVP Eventbrite will be required for this event:

www.nyacgreenwood.eventbrite.com

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  • Corey William S.

    Shout out to Carol for being the first member to order a New York Adventure Club Drawstring Backpack!

    http://www.nyadventureclub.com/#!online-store/cf4a

    September 22, 2014

  • Lauren S.

    Great!

    1 · September 21, 2014

  • Carol G.

    Wonderful! Margie was delightful!

    1 · September 21, 2014

  • Pam

    I am at 72nd

    September 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      We'll go down

      September 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      We're by the first exit

      September 20, 2014

  • Susan

    That works for me!

    September 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great!

      September 17, 2014

    • Susan

      Running 5 or so min behind

      September 20, 2014

  • Justin S

    Are there any open spots for tomorrow ? I need 1 ticket

    September 19, 2014

    • Corey William S.

      Sorry Justin, the tour is unfortunately at full capacity! We'll definitely go back soon, but in the meantime, check out the NYAC event calendar and join us for another tour this month!

      September 19, 2014

  • Andrew G

    I am on the Eventbrite waitlist... hope I can get in on this great tour because the Woodlawn Cemetery tour was great!

    1 · September 19, 2014

  • teresa

    Hey Corey is tomorrow's event sold out? Just tried to buy 2 tix.

    September 19, 2014

    • teresa

      Awesome thank you :)

      September 19, 2014

    • Corey William S.

      To clarify, add your name to the wait list of the eventbrite page

      September 19, 2014

  • teresa

    Sorry I can't access the wait list it just says sold out when I click on the quantity...maybe because I'm on my phone? Sorry for all this! Teresa

    September 19, 2014

  • Susan

    Pick a time and place and I'll meet you! I'm above 96 st.

    September 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      How about we meet at 79th and Broadway to take the 1 to the R at 12:15 on Saturday?

      September 17, 2014

  • Pam

    Me too from UWS.

    September 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great!

      September 16, 2014

  • Susan

    Lynn I'll be coming from Manhattan upper West side

    September 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great! Maybe we can meet and take the B to the R?

      September 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone want to travel together from Manhattan?

    September 16, 2014

  • Raj

    Hi Corey i will not make it...because same day our Diwali festival at times square.

    September 15, 2014

  • Susan

    OK I bought my ticket (I hope it went through)

    September 14, 2014

  • Dina

    So sorry to miss this. Unfortunately, I have a conflict. See you next time!

    September 14, 2014

    • Corey William S.

      Oh no! Well you know me, there's something every week!

      1 · September 14, 2014

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