Programs and Events

From solemn remembrances to fundraisers, lawn parties and movies under the stars, the Abbey is the setting of meaningful, educational and entertaining programs.

Spring Cleaning – Calling All Volunteers! (Saturday, May 23, from 9 am to 2 pm)

Won’t you come lend a hand as we spiff up the beautiful Abbey and get her ready for a season of fun events and fund-raisers?  We need lots of helpers.  Come for a few hours or come for the day.  For more information,  CLICK HERE

The Great Green Lawn Abbey Yard Sale (Saturday, May 16, 10 am to 2 pm)

You’ve never see such great array of beautiful, quirky and  useful items all in one place!  Our yard sale features donations from people and organizations all over the city, making this one most interesting yard sale around.  This is on the same day as the nearby German Village yard sale – except we have no parking problems!  Both are a bargain hunters bonanza!  Check our Facebook page regularly around the time of the event for pictures of featured items.  For more information, CLICK HERE

Memorial Day Celebration (Monday, May 25, 10 am to 1 pm)

Join us as we honor deceased family and friends but especially our soldiers.  Also a wonderful time to take a peak at all the great things accomplished at the Abbey since last Memorial Day.  Refreshments provided.  For more information, CLICK HERE

Movie Under the Stars – Notorious (Friday, June 12, 9:15 pm to 11:00 pm)

An Alfred Hitchcock 1946 American spy film noir starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains as three people whose lives become intimately entangled during an espionage operation

Come early to picnic with the PoshNosh food truck!  For more information, CLICK HERE

Movie Under the Stars – Laura (Friday, July 10, 9:15 pm to 11:00 pm)

One of the most celebrated 1940s film noirs, a Manhattan detective (Dana Andrews) investigates the murder of Madison Avenue executive Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney) in her fashionable apartment.

Come early to picnic with the PoshNosh food truck!  For more information, CLICK HERE

The Great Flood and the Rebirth of the Riverfront (Sunday, July 12, time TBD)

Mayor George Karb, interred at Green Lawn Abbey in 1937, led Columbus through some of the city’s – if not the nation’s – most dangerous and devastating times.  Serving as mayor when the 1913 flood devastated vast areas of the city and beyond, he was intricate to relief as well as rebuilding.  We know the Scioto River downtown only as an asset.  But before the flood it was almost exclusively industrial, polluted, and crime ridden.  Learn about Mayor Karb and the creation of the Scioto mile, a place of natural beauty, impressive architecture, and good government.   More information to follow.

Movie Under the Stars – The House on Haunted Hill (Friday, August 14, 8:45 pm to 11:00 pm)

An eccentric millionaire has invited five people to the house on Haunted Hill for a “haunted house” party.  Whoever stays in the house for one night will earn $10,000 each.  As the night progresses, so do the murders, ghosts and other terrors.  Classic Vincent Price!

Come early to picnic with Posh Nosh.   For more information,, CLICK HERE

The Music & History of the Columbus Maennerchor (Sunday, August 30, Time TBD)

Did you know Columbus has the largest and oldest German singing club in the country?  Founded over 170 years ago by 12 young men who came to “raise a glass” and their voices to honor the songs of their old and their new homelands.

More information to follow.

Movie Under the Stars – Surprise Double Feature! (Friday, September 11, 8:15 pm to 11:00 pm)

Who will it be?  The Wolfman and Frankenstein?  Or maybe his bride and The Mummy?  You’ll have to come see!

Come early to picnic with PoshNosh.  For more information , CLICK HERE

Fall Cleaning & Yard Day (Saturday, September 5, 9 am to 2 pm)

Please lend a hand as we spiff up the Abbey and get her ready for all our fall events?  We need lots of helpers!  Come for a few hours or come for the day.  Great for those needing to earn volunteer hours for school or Scouts.  More information to follow.

Classic & Exotic Car Show (Sunday, September 13.  Brunch 11 am to 1 pm, Car Show Noon to 3 pm)

Stroll through the Abbey’s lawn to admire these gorgeous vintage and contemporary high-end cars!   Enjoy some fabulous food and refreshing beverages.  Better yet, treat yourself to our elegant champagne brunch (yum).  More information to follow.

Spirits & Spells (Saturday, October 3, time TBD)

From the young to the very old, everyone loves magic.  Come experience some of the best magicians in Columbus as they pay tribute to the late great magician Howard Thurston (who permanently resides in the Abbey).   Death by Chocolate buffet included!  More information to follow.

Tales From the Crypt (Friday and Saturday, October 30 and 31, times TBD)

Our signature and most popular event.  Six Abbey “residents” will come back to life to tell you about their life and times in this, their candlelit mausoleum.   More information to follow.

Your Event

Rent the Abbey for a private event or memorials/service.

For additional information or questions, please call 614-60ABBEY (614-602-2239) or email at friends@greenlawnabbey.org.