Blog - The Woodlawn Cemetery


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 [...]

Visiting Our Veterans

November 18, 2016

Monuments That Commemorate Their Service   Thousands of Veterans are memorialized at The Woodlawn Cemetery, many with traditional military markers, others decorated with symbols that illustrate pride of service, love of country, and willingness to make the supreme sacrifice for the cause of freedom.  There are over 6,500 men and [...]

Connections To Our Veterans

November 10, 2016

Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, Madison Square Park, NYC As you wander around your neighborhood, our city, and even across the country, you’ll find parks, streets, and other public spaces that honor those who served in our nation’s armed forces. The dedication and sacrifice of many service men and women memorialized [...]

The Song Of History – Italian Heritage and New York

October 25, 2016

For many people, New York is indelibly associated with Italian heritage in America. The five boroughs of New York are home to vibrant Italian communities that continue to contribute an energetic artistic and entrepreneurial energy to New York. Leaders in the worlds of sports, politics, and the Arts and Entertainment, [...]