Today at noon, come visit (virtually) the Naval Cemetery Landscape (NCL). This hidden historical gem is one of the only publicly accessible parts of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and features some of the Yard’s most interesting history. The former Brooklyn Naval Hospital Cemetery was active from until 1910 and was the burial site for more than 2,000 people. Today, the site has been thoughtfully re imagined as a memorial meadow and elevated boardwalk, honoring those laid to rest by restoring the natural habitat of a bygone Brooklyn.
This virtual tour will be led by Danielle Knott, the Naval Cemetery Landscape Coordinator at Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, the non-profit that stewards NCL and the 26-mile Brooklyn Greenway that is yet to be completed. Today’s event marks the end of Pollinator Week (June 22-28, 2020).
This live event is organized for Untapped New York Insiders — get two months free with code STAYHOME. A video of the talk will also be made available to all our Insiders afterwards in the Video Archive section of our website.