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Green-Wood Programs/Performances Ambassador

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The Green-Wood Historic Fund

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 14 people are interested
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This fall, Green-Wood Cemetery is facilitating socially distant outdoor programming. We need volunteers to help things run smoothly and enjoy the programs in the process! Safety protocols and resources (hand sanitizer, gloves, masks, ppe will be available at all shifts) Visit https://www.green-wood.com/calendar/ for more information on the specific events (listed below are the titles of events and volunteer duties)

Here is a sample of the programs/performances you'd be volunteering for:

  • Music for Anxious Times Help patrons find their way and take a listen for yourself at these isolated & intimate performances
  • Eiko Otake Performance All the way from Japan, famed dancer Eiko Otake will create a site specific work for Green-Wood. We will need wayfinders to help patrons make their way to Cedar Dell and ensure that they are keeping a safe distance from one another. You will be able to watch her dance at some point during you shift(s)
  • Vigil Installation Installed in the Historic Chapel, this audio installation by artist Leigh Davis includes voices from the Threshold Choir - an all female choir that resurrects the ancient tradition of singing to the dying. You will be responsible for turning the installation on and off (don’t worry we will train you!) and helping with crowd control.
  • MoonriseIn place of our annual Gala event, Moonrise will be a night of outdoor performances (ex. Bindlestiff family cirkus who usually joins us for Nightfall is on the performance roster), food, and drinks! This is a long shift so note you will be provided with a meal, snacks, and a tote bag! We need your help to direct patrons along the route and ensure their safety.
  • Dia de los Muertos Installed in the Historic Chapel, this community altar by artist Scherezade Garcia encourages visitors to light candles and leave offerings to the departed. We will need your help with crowd control as well as extinguishing candles at the end of the night.
For any questions please call Gabrielle 718-210-3010 or 631-935-2209 or email at ggatto@green-wood.com

More opportunities with The Green-Wood Historic Fund

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About The Green-Wood Historic Fund

Location:

500 25th Street, BROOKLYN, NY 11232, US

Mission Statement

Established in 1999, The Green-Wood Historic Fund’s mission is to maintain Green-Wood Cemetery’s monuments and buildings of historical, cultural and architectural significance; advance public knowledge and appreciation of this significance; and preserve the natural habitat and parklands of one of New York City’s first green spaces. With funding from memberships and donations, The Historic Fund not only preserves the past to enrich our future, but keeps a vibrant presence in our current time by presenting open-to-the-public events which include themed walking and trolley tours, book talks and special seasonal events.

Description

Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood was one of the first rural cemeteries in America. By the early 1860s, it had earned an international reputation for its magnificent beauty and became the prestigious place to be buried, attracting 500,000 visitors a year, second only to Niagara Falls as the nation’s greatest tourist attraction. Crowds flocked there to enjoy family outings, carriage rides, and sculpture viewing in the finest of first generation American landscapes. Green-Wood’s popularity helped inspire the creation of public parks, including New York City’s Central and Prospect Parks.

Green-Wood is 478 spectacular acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds and paths, throughout which exists one of the largest outdoor collections of 19th- and 20th-century statuary and mausoleums. Four seasons of beauty from century-and-a-half-old trees offer a peaceful oasis to visitors, as well as its 560,000 permanent residents, including Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed, Charles Ebbets, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Horace Greeley, Civil War generals, baseball legends, politicians, artists, entertainers and inventors.

A magnet for history buffs and bird watchers, Green-Wood is a Revolutionary War historic site (the Battle of Long Island was fought in 1776 across what is now its grounds), a designated site on the Civil War Discovery Trail and a registered member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System.

On September 27, 2006, Green-Wood was designated a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior, which recognized its national significance in art, architecture, landscaping and history.

After almost two centuries, Green-Wood is as beautiful as it was at its founding. But such historic beauty is fragile. Time and weather have taken their toll on marble sculpture, granite monuments, brownstone mausoleums, cast-iron signs and landscaped parkland.

Established in 1999, The Green-Wood Historic Fund’s mission is to maintain Green-Wood Cemetery’s monuments and buildings of historical, cultural and architectural significance; advance public knowledge and appreciation of this significance; and preserve the natural habitat and parklands of one of New York City’s first green spaces. With funding from memberships and donations, The Historic Fund not only preserves the past to enrich our future, but keeps a vibrant presence in our current time by presenting open-to-the-public events which include themed walking and trolley tours, book talks and special seasonal events.

Arts & Culture
Community
Environment

WHEN

Sun Aug 16, 2020 - Sat Nov 14, 2020

WHERE

500 25th StreetBrooklyn, NY 11232

(40.65924,-73.99601)
 

SKILLS

  • Event Management
  • Music Arts
  • Dance
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Ushering

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Depending on the program you sign up for the shifts vary from 1-5 hours.

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