On Sunday, June 7, you are invited to kick-off Brooklyn Pride Week in a most unique way: on Green-Wood’s trolley tour celebrating the LGBT 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 LGBT community.
Stops on the tour include the final resting places of Paul Jabara, co-writer of “It’s Raining Men;” composer Leonard Bernstein; Broadway lyricist Fred Ebb; 19th-century sculptor Emma Stebbins; Richard Isay, pioneering psychologist and gay rights activist; Violet Oakley, an artist who excelled at stained glass and mural design, and a member of a “Boston Marriage;” 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.
$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.