BECOME A GREEN-WOOD SUPPORTER
Established in 1838, The Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark, is recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful and storied cemeteries. As the permanent residence of over 570,000 individuals, Green-Wood’s magnificent grounds, grand architecture, and world-class statuary have made it a destination for over 330,000 visitors annually. At the same time, Green-Wood is also an outdoor museum, an arboretum, and a repository of history. Throughout the year, it offers innovative programs in arts and culture, nature and the environment, education, workforce development, restoration, and research. Your support makes these initiatives possible. Consider making a contribution today and becoming part of Green-Wood’s legacy.
A donation to Green-Wood ensures this important 180-year-old National Landmark endures for many years to come. If you choose to give in honor of a loved one, you will add their name to the long list of those who have supported Green-Wood for nearly two centuries.
From school programs and concerts to research and preservation, members make so much of what we do at Green-Wood possible. In return, members enjoy many benefits throughout the year. Each increasing level of membership includes expanded privileges!
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YOUR SUPPORT MAKES THESE INITIATIVES POSSIBLE:
ALL ENTRANCES OPEN 7 DAYS/WEEK
In response to the need for a safe place for members of our community to take physically distanced walks during the COVID-19 pandemic, all four of Green-Wood’s entrances are open every day of the week—for the first time ever. To see our current hours, please click here.
ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY
Each year, we welcome the public to enjoy Green-Wood’s signature events, which bring stories to life in fun and unexpected ways. These family-friendly days are free of charge and offer an excellent opportunity for Brooklynites to discover Green-Wood for the first time or as returning visitors!
ARTS & CULTURE
As Green-Wood embraces its expanded role as a cultural institution, we seek ways to engage our visitors through the arts. We have staged concerts, art installations, and unique after-dark performances of dance, spoken word, film, performance art, and music.
Green-Wood is proud to offer a unique opportunity for young job seekers through the Bridge to Craft Careers program. Utilizing Green-Wood’s nineteenth-century mausoleums, students learn the preservation skills necessary to enter the fields of masonry restoration and construction.
The Green-Wood Cemetery presents New York City students with an unexpected opportunity to learn about history in a uniquely personal and experiential way. Our educational programming is inspired by the legacies of over 570,000 people who lived their lives in New York City and are now interred at the Cemetery. From the powerful to the downtrodden, from the ornate mausoleums of millionaires to the public lots designated for nineteenth-century African Americans, their life stories, individually and collectively, comprise our shared history.
THE VISITOR EXPERIENCE
Green-Wood is accessible through our Main Entrance 365 days a year and always free to the public. The Cemetery serves our community as a peaceful urban oasis, an “outdoor museum,” and a world-class arboretum. We are passionately committed to making Green-Wood a welcoming, engaging, and accessible place for all people.
Green-Wood’s archives encompass a vast collection of institutional records, holding a wealth of demographic data about residents of New York City and Brooklyn. This data can serve as a resource for researchers in the fields of history, anthropology, epidemiology and public health, immigration, urban studies, and more.
NATURE & THE ENVIRONMENT
Accredited as a Level III arboretum, Green-Wood is home to one of the oldest, largest, and most diverse tree collections in the Northeast (over 8,000 trees and shrubs) and over 500 species of wildlife. Green-Wood serves as a unique place to study the environment, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and understand the impact of climate change on urban ecosystems.
Photo Credits (from top, left to right, approximate, excluding thumbnails): Header by Evan Rabeck, Bubbles by Roy Baizan, Visitors by Jason Falchook, Tree by Evan Rabeck, Beehive by Sara Evans, Legacy by GWHF, Entrances Open by Ben Hider, Community by Stacy Locke, Arts & Culture by Maike Schutz, Workforce by Neela Wickremesinghe, School Programs by Kyla MacDonald, Experience by Leandro Justen for Creative Time, History by Stacy Locke, Nature by Art Presson