The Green-Wood Cemetery + City Lore to Unveil ‘Naming The Lost’ Memorial in May

 

 

 

photo credit: CityLore

Four years after the COVID-19 pandemic began, nearly 1.2 million people across the country—including an estimated 83,000 in New York City—have lost their lives to the virus. Countless others continue to suffer from Long COVID. The mounting toll of death and diminished health has inflicted immeasurable pain but also brought communities together to provide support and comfort to those suffering the reverberating effects of the virus.

In memory of those impacted by the pandemic, NAMING THE LOST Memorials (NTLM), City Lore,Great Small Works, Mano a Mano, and The Green-Wood Cemetery are collaborating on a new memorialA Big Slow, Majestic Covid Memorial. On view from Friday, May 3rd through Friday, June 3rd, it will consist of tributes made by 22 community groups from across New York City.

On Sunday, May 19th there will be a dedication & activation ceremony at Greenwood Historic Chapel from 4:00 ~ 6:00pm.

The activation ceremony will be livestreamed on City Lore’s YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/live/yb6JQGJsd9c?feature=share.

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Join Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties on April 8th at The Green-Wood Cemetery, The Flatiron-NoMad Plaza + More

 

 

 

The next Solar Eclipse, Monday, April 8, 2024. Spot the diamond ring! © Stockphoto.com/drial7m1 via timeanddate.com

On April 8, 2024, a solar eclipse will be visible over New York State. While various parts of the State will see a total eclipse, New York City will see a partial solar eclipse at around 3:25pm. Get your glasses and make your plans for a viewing party near you. Here are a few suggestions ~ Green-Wood Cemetery and the Flatiron North Plaza.

Also great viewing at the Top of The Rock, Empire State Building, The Edge, New York Hall of Science, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, and Wave Hill.  More great suggestions on Mommy Poppins!

 

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Step Into The 1776 Battle of Brooklyn as Part of Battle Week at Green-Wood Cemetery

 

 

 

British troops firing a volley in Green-Wood’s Meadow. Commemorating The Battle of Brooklyn in 1776. Image credit: The Green-Wood Cemetery Historian Blog.

On Sunday, August 27th, from 11am to 3pm, visitors of all ages can step back to the revolutionary era through Green-Wood’s commemoration of the Battle of Brooklyn. The battle, which was the largest of the entire war, was fought in August, 1776 on land where The Green-Wood Cemetery now stands. This year’s family-friendly, immersive experience will shed light on the sacrifices, struggles, and triumphs of those who fought for freedom. This program is part of Battle Week organized by our partners, the Old Stone House.

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eddy kwon Performs at ‘Concerts in the Catacombs’ Series in Green-Wood Cemetery

 

 

 

Eddy Kwon. Credit Mengwen Cao

The Green-Wood Cemetery series of concerts featuring boundary-breaking performers continues in its historic Catacombs this summer, curated by acclaimed experimental singer, songwriter, and Broadway star Gelsey Bell.

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First Artist-in-Residence at Green-Wood Cemetery, Heidi Lau, Unveils Installation ‘Gardens As Cosmic Terrains’ in The Catacombs

 

 

 

Heidi Lau: Gardens as Cosmic Terrains at Green-Wood Cemetery. Image courtesy Stacy Locke at Green-Wood.

The Green-Wood Cemetery today announced a new installation by the Cemetery’s first artist in residence, Heidi Lau. Gardens as Cosmic Terrains, inspired by Lau’s explorations of the Cemetery, was created specially for the Catacombs, which are usually closed to the public. The installation opens on Saturday, May 7th.

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Green-Wood Cemetery presents ‘After the End’ by artists Candy Chang & James A. Reeves

 

 

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This September, The Green-Wood Cemetery will present After the End, a participatory art installation that provides visitors with an opportunity to publicly share about their personal losses. Created by artists Candy Chang and James A. Reeves, the installation will be located inside Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel beginning on Wednesday, September 15th.

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Zaq Landsberg: Tomb Effigy of Margaret Corbin from Fort Tryon Park to Green-Wood Cemetery

 

 

 

Image credit to the artist,  Zaq Landsberg

NYC Parks has unveiled “Tomb Effigy of Margaret Corbin” by artist Zaq Landsberg, the 2020 recipient of the Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award. The artwork will be displayed on the upper plaza of David Rockefeller Linden Terrace at Fort Tryon Park through June 12, 2022.

Artist Talk and Closing Reception on Thursday, June 9th from 6-8pm.

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Death of Classical ~ New York Philharmonic ~ Green-Wood Cemetery Present Hymn to the City

 

 

 

via Green-Wood Cemetery

Hymn to the City is a ground-breaking collaboration between Death of Classical, The Green-Wood Cemetery, and The New York Philharmonic—a sprawling, immersive event that pays tribute to New York’s singular spirit of resilience and renewal after a year of collective trauma, loss, and mourning.

Attendees will be taken on a journey across the Cemetery, hearing the stories of Green-Wood’s extraordinary permanent residents—many of whom are members of the New York Philharmonic community—interwoven with music, dance, and poetry. From Leonard Bernstein’s gravesite to the Hill of Graves, the Civil War Soldiers Monument to the Catacombs, we’ll remember the battles lost and won, the challenges overcome, and the boundless ingenuity, open-hearted creativity, and indomitable strength of our beloved city.

Hymn to the City will run from June 3 through June 5, 2021 located at The Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn ~ Purchase tickets.

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