Sun and fun in the cemetery

Location Info


Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Category: Community Venues

Region: Brooklyn

If the idea of kicking off your summer in a cemetery seems morbid, then you probably haven’t been to Green-Wood. With stately gothic architecture and rolling meadows, Brooklyn’s largest burial grounds all but invite a leisurely stroll in the sun, parasol optional. The annual Memorial Day Concert provides an ideal opportunity to explore. This year features the ISO Symphonic Band performing works by Leonard Bernstein, Fred Ebb, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, and other “permanent residents” of Green-Wood. Historian Jeff Richman also leads a special edition trolley tour, should you want to get to know the locals. Be sure to bring along a picnic blanket: Food and drinks are available during the show. We’ll toast to this most literal celebration of Memorial Day.
Mon., May 26, 2:30 p.m., 2014
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