Enjoy a FREE Memorial Day concert of music by Broadway legends including Leonard Bernstein and Fred Ebb and others. The composers are among the thousands of permanent residents of Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, whose park-like grounds and incredible NYC history are a reason to visit any time.
The 16th Annual Green-Wood Memorial Day concert features the ISO Symphonic Band, founded in 1995 to sponsor talented students throughout New York City.
Bring a blanket and enjoy this free early summer performance. Food and refreshments will be on sale all day. If you are part of a group, please RSVP to help Green-Wood manage the crowd.
Directly after the concert, there’s a special trolley tour ($10 for members of Green-Wood, $15 for nonmembers) with Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman. Click here to sign up for the tour.
Or, get a map and wander on your own to find the famous, including telegraph inventor Samuel Morse, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, stained glass king Louis Comfort Tiffany, or Charles Ebbets, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who played in Ebbets Field.
I was on a two-hour walking tour earlier this month, focusing on the fascinating architectural history of Green-Wood, and the NYC architects who are buried here. Even though I know enough about my hometown to write guidebooks, magazine articles, mobile apps and this NYCOTC website, I still learned a lot. Take a tour!