Trip to Green-Wood
Date: September 19, 2019
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Show map
JCC of Middlesex County
1775 Oak Tree Road
Contact: Diane Mael
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.
Take a 2-hour guided Trolley Tour (with stops) through this magnificent NY landmark! Lunch afterwards on your own in the nearby area.
DATE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
TIME: Bus leaves JCC at 9:00 AM; Returns approx. 5:00 PM
COST: $59 JCCMC Member; $64/ Non-Member (includes transportation, admission, tours and tips) Lunch is on your own in the nearby area.
Spaces are limited so please register early! No Refunds unless cancelled by the JCC