Gay Green-Wood Tour

October 7, 2017 | 12:00 - 2:00 P.M.

Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street, Brooklyn
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Eminent composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein is one of several LGBT notables resting in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery.


Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn celebrates LGBT History month with a special trolley tour illuminating permanent residents who have made a lasting impact on American culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. You will visit the graves of important LGBT figures including “It’s Raining Men” co-writer, Paul Jabara; sculptor of Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain, Emma Stebbins; activists, Drs. Emery Hetrick and Damien Martin; and Broadway lyricist, Fred Ebb, among others. Tour goers will mark each grave with a rainbow flag.

The tour will be led by the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project team. We will be joined by Green-Wood’s Manager of Preservation and Restoration, Neela Wickremesinghe, who will share the ways these sites are preserved through restoration and preservation efforts.

We hope you’ll join us!


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