Friday, May 23, 2008

Green-Wood Cemetery Celebrates the Bridge's Birthday, Too.

Here's a Brooklyn Bridge Birthday option for a beautiful Saturday from the ever-vigilant poster Lost in Greenwood Heights. He details events in Green-Wood Cemetery on the boards:

Green-wood Cemetery and the
The Brooklyn Bridge–125th anniversary!

Before there was a Brooklyn Bridge, there was a Green-Wood Cemetery.
By the time the Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883, Green-Wood was celebrating its 45th anniversary and had established itself as a Brooklyn institution.

Many of the men who played key roles in the creation of the Brooklyn Bridge are buried at Green-Wood Cemetery, including the Bridge’s primary proponent William Kingsley, master planner Henry Cruse Murphy, engineer Colonel Julius Walker Adams, Tammany Hall’s William Marcy “Boss” Tweed, Brooklyn Mayor and future New York City Mayor Seth Low and one of Brooklyn’s most prominent citizens Henry Pierrepont.

Green-Wood celebrates with its iconic neighbor on this 125th anniversary of the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Saturday, May 24th–1:00pm

As part of the celebration, Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman leads a special trolley tour, visiting the gravesites of many of those who played a crucial role in the birth of the Bridge.

The trolley tour is $20 / $10 for
Historic Fund members. Please call 718.768.7300 for trolley tour reservations. Space is limited.

A National Historic Landmark
Est. 1838, Green-Wood is a full-service, non-sectarian and not-for-profit cemetery and is open to the public.

Our main entrance is located at 500 25th Street (on 5th Ave.) in Brooklyn. Via subway, take the R train to the 25th St. station. For more info on Green-Wood or the Green-Wood Historic Fund call 718.768.7300 or go on-line to

1 comment:

lostingreenwoodhts said...

Thanks for the repost.

Don't forget Green-Wood's 10th annual Memorial Day Concert on Monday at 2:30pm.

It's free!