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Upcoming: Memorial Day Concert in Green-Wood Cemetery

May 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Greenwood StatueSo, if the beach or a barbecue isn’t your thing on Memorial Day, how about a free concert in Green-Wood Cemetery? It’s green and peaceful and historic. The 10th Annual Concert takes place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, at 2:30PM on what promises to be a gorgeous day. Here are some details:

Our annual concert will showcase the music of the ISO Symphonic Band, directed by Brian Wordsdale, conductor, featuring select compositions by Green-Wood Cemetery’s permanent residents Leonard Bernstein, Fred Ebb, Louis Moreau Gottschalk and other famous composers. Bring a folding chair, a blanket and a picnic lunch. Cookout food, snacks and drinks, as well as books and souvenirs relating to the history of the Cemetery, will be for sale—and you can join the Green-Wood Historic Fund. Our main entrance is located at 500 25th Street (on 5th Avenue). Via subway, take the R to the 25th Street station.

All kidding aside, Green-Wood Cemetery is a lovely place and worth a visit if you’ve never been, and it hosts a variety of events all year long.

Tags: Event · Greenwood Heights