Saturday, October 7th, 2017 | 10:00am - 1:00pm
Where We Will Meet
At the entrance to Green-Wood on 5th Ave.
Where The Walk Will End
At the front gate to Green-Wood
About This Walk
Established in 1838, Green-Wood is one of the oldest and most beautiful cemeteries in the country. At 478 acres, it’s one of the largest cemeteries with over a half million permanent “residents,” including such famous and infamous folks as Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed, William “Bill The Butcher” Poole, Joey Gallo, and Samuel F.B. Morse. Green-Wood is also a Revolutionary War historic site (the Battle of Long Island in 1776 was fought on its grounds). For bird watchers, it’s famous gates are now home to the Parrots of Brooklyn. Photo opportunities abound in this magnificent historic location right in the middle of Brooklyn. Historic tombs and beautiful sculptures make for wonderful photography. You can check out my Flickr album for some ideas of what can be found there ( https://www.flickr.com/photos/amrosario/albums/72157632809837468 ). After the walk, we’ll head to a local diner for some lunch (location TBD).