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Blog 2017-03-29T19:32:41+00:00


The Luck of the Irish

March 17, 2017

All of New York City looks forward to the month of March when we celebrate Irish heritage.  Woodlawn is a destination for those who are honoring the lore of St. Patrick and the notable figures who came from the Emerald Isle. There are several commissioned monuments on Woodlawn’s 400 acre [...]

Women’s History Month

March 3, 2017

Over the course of the past few months, many of the incredible women memorialized at Woodlawn were in the news. There were stories including Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) during the election, articles focusing on the future of the Irvington mansion built by Madame C. J. Walker (1867-1919) on the internet, [...]

The Circus is in Town!

February 23, 2017

This month, New Yorkers will have one last chance to see the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art is featuring historic images of the circus with an exhibition on George Seurat.  Woodlawn is a wonderful place to visit to remember the many, many artists, [...]

Love Stories

February 13, 2017

Eternal Love When you wander Woodlawn’s grounds you will find unique memorials that tell the stories of those in our care.  During the month of February, we encourage you to discover some of the remarkable love stories of those at rest.  Wedding pictures decorate spaces in our community mausoleums. [...]

Celebrating Black History Month

January 30, 2017

Mayor LaGuardia In 1926, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History designated the second week in February “Negro History Week.”  The annual commemoration was to be held in between the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. From the onset, Arturo “Arthur” Schomburg encouraged [...]

Explorers of the Unknown

January 18, 2017

Explore Woodlawn Even in the coldest months of the year, Woodlawn is a place to explore.  On days when roads are clear of ice and snow, you can discover monuments and memorials that are no longer hidden from view by the leaves that fill our extraordinary trees.   There are [...]

New Year’s Resolution Pioneers

December 31, 2016

As the ball drops in Times Square, people all over the world ring in the New Year with anticipation and the desire to start fresh through New Year’s resolutions. Whether a person desires to improve in a certain area, attain a goal, or positively influence the lives of others, many [...]

Entrepreneurs Established Holiday Traditions

November 30, 2016

For many Americans, the fondest holiday memories are linked to giving gifts, looking at beautiful decorations and waiting in line for a turn to sit with Santa Claus.  During the holiday season and throughout the year, visitors to The Woodlawn Cemetery stop to see the memorials and mausoleums of some [...]

Sounds of the Season

November 29, 2016

Everywhere you go during the month of December, holiday music plays in the background.  These catchy tunes provide the backdrop and memories that go with family, fun and festive spirits.  Did you know many of the best loved Christmas songs were written and performed by someone memorialized at Woodlawn? "White [...]