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CUE Tours: Underground Muses of Green-Wood

May 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

One of the regular contributions we’ll be getting from the Center for the Urban Environment are posts about the great tours they run. Here’s this week’s inaugural post:

Underground Muses of Green-Wood: Sunday, May 4, 1:00- 3:30 pm – with Ruth Edebohls

Many famous and fascinating artists, actors and composers have made Green–Wood Cemetery their place of final repose. Leonard Bernstein, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Asher B. Durand, George Catlin, Currier and Ives, George Bellows, William Merritt Chase, Laura Keene and Basquiat are just a few we may visit. We’ll also enjoy the visual delights of Green-Wood, its trees and ponds and its sculpture and buildings by the leading artists and architects of their time, all in a setting of remarkable springtime beauty. Walk may be hilly and strenuous. Wear good walking shoes. Meet at Gothic Arch inside the entrance at 25th Street and Fifth Avenue. Take the R train to the 25th Street Station and walk up one block to the cemetery. Fees are $13.00 for non-members, $10.00 for members, and $8.00 for seniors or students

(Ruth Edebohls has been on the staff of the Center for 14 years and is currently Coordinator of Urban Tours. A Brooklyn native, she is a licensed New York City Tour Guide and urban historian with a special interest in Green-Wood Cemetery.)

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