ALL UPCOMING EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fourth Annual Easter Eggstravaganza

Saturday, April 11, 2020

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm 

Join us for an Easter egg hunt, a visit from the Easter Bunny, petting zoo, and a magic show. 

Brewers Row: The Beer Barons of Bushwick at The Evergreens Cemetery with Atlas Obscura Society New York 

Saturday, April 25, 2020

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Brooklyn was the center of the American brewing industry in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and Bushwick formed the heart of this thriving industry, with more breweries than any other part of Brooklyn.

On this tour, we will learn about the lives of these beer barons as we walk down "Brewers Row," where several notable beer barons are entombed in lavish mausoleums. We will learn about a brewer whose elaborate Egyptian Revival mausoleum was inspired by the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922, and hear the tale of a successful brewer whose business survived prohibition, only to be destroyed by labor unrest. We will visit the grave of the owners of a "mom-and-pop" brewery whose famous nearby mansion is now a designated City Landmark, and speculate about the mysterious death of a brewer who may have been the victim of a serial arsonist.

Arbor Day Celebration

Saturday, April 25, 2020

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

We will hold a family-friendly arbor day event to learn about trees at the Evergreens, including a tree climbing demonstration by a professional arborist, tree identification walk, information and information on regional tree invasive species, tree and flower planting, and art activities. 

Guided Tree Tour

Saturday, May 2, 2020  

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Noted arborist William Logan will lead a guided tree tour exploring the wide variety of tree species at the Evergreens.

Bird Walk Tour

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Saturday, October 17, 2020

9:00 am to 10:00 am

We will hold a family friendly bird walk led by NYC Audobon's Corey Finger. We will explore the serene grounds of the cemetery as we spot a variety of species that call the Evergreens home.

Meet up is at the main gate on Bushwick Avenue and Conway Street.

Suggested donation is $5.

Battle of Brooklyn and Beyond: The Evergreens Military History Tour

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Saturday, August 29,  2020      

10:00 am

We will hold a military history tour led by James Henry for Veterans Day (which falls on November 11). This year is the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice which ended World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918.

Meet up is at the main gate on Bushwick Avenue and Conway Street.

Suggested donation is $10. Registration is encouraged. 

Stargazing with The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

Friday, June 26, 2020

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Come observe and learn about the stars with members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York. This stargazing event offers the rare opportunity for attendees to observe the night sky in an area relatively free of glare from the lights of the city. Members bring high-powered telescopes and binoculars through which everyone is invited to look, and and will provide instruction on how to find objects in the night sky.

Hidden History Stroll: Walking Tour of The Evergreens

Saturday, July 18, 2020

10:00 am to 12:00 pm      

We will explore the winding paths of the Evergreens on a walking tour. We will visit the grave sites of notable residents -- who reflect the racial and religious diversity of New York City -- including artists, actors, musicians and entertainers as well as some controversial personalities. We will learn about Victorian funerary symbols and styles as well as secret societies and their mysterious memorials. The tour will also include a trip inside our normally ‘off-limits’ Receiving Vault as well as other surprises.

Open House New York Weekend

Saturday, October 17, 2020

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm      

We will participate in Open House New York (OHNY) Weekend, a citywide celebration of architecture, design and New York City. Free and open to the public.

 

Meet up is at the main gate on Bushwick Avenue and Conway Street. Spaces on the tour are very limited; please arrive early. 

Community Halloween Event 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm      

Join us for a family community Halloween event. 

1629 Bushwick Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11207-1849

718-455-5300

info@theevergreenscemetery.org

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