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GREEN-WOOD’S GAY GRAVES TOUR
Jun 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm| $20
On Sunday, June 12, celebrate Brooklyn Pride Week on Green-Wood’s trolley tour celebrating the LGBTQ community.
Tour guide Phil Desiere — who leads tours of Greenwich Village, Central Park and other New York City sights — will introduce you to the history and beauty of this National Historic Landmark, while highlighting stories of Green-Wood permanent residents who are of significance and interest to the LGBTQ community.
Stops on the tour include the final resting places of Paul Jabara, writer of “It’s Raining Men” and “Last Dance”; composer Leonard Bernstein; Broadway lyricist Fred Ebb who wrote “New York, New York”; Emma Stebbins, sculptor of Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain ; Richard Isay, the pioneering psychologist gay rights activist who threatened a lawsuit to force the American Psychiatric Association to no longer discriminate against gay people; Violet Oakley, an artist who excelled at stained glass and mural design and member of artist’s group the “Red Rose Girls”; Louis Comfort Tiffany, the artist and businessman whose Fifth Avenue luxury jewelry store looms large in Truman Capote’s celebrated novella, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”; and many others.
Each of these graves is decorated, through the month of June, with a rainbow flag, placed by members of the New York City LGBT Historic Sites Project.
$20; $15 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and members of the Brooklyn Historical Society. Reservations are recommended. To make an online reservation or to find out more information, call 718-210-3080 or visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents.