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It’s Bronx Week! Celebrating the Beautiful Borough

May 11, 2017

  The Woodlawn Cemetery is one of the oldest institutions in the Bronx and is proud to be one of the eight National Historic Landmarks in the Borough.  Over the course of the Bronx Week celebration, there will be concerts, programs and events which honor Bronx community leaders who are [...]

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

April 30, 2017

During the month of May we celebrate the culture, traditions and the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.  The first Japanese Immigrants came to the United States in May of 1843 and it was in the same month in 1869 that the transcontinental railroad was [...]

The Woodlawn Arboretum

April 25, 2017

For over 150 years, The Woodlawn Cemetery has been known for its collection of trees.  Our lot owners selected final resting places where trees would shade their loved ones.  Several families created “memorial gardens,” beautifully landscaped spaces designed to comfort visitors and showcase memorials.  Today, with so many New Yorkers [...]

Jazz Appreciation

April 2, 2017

People who are passionate about the arts often visit cemeteries to honor those whose creations impact our lives.  Those who love classical music will go to Vienna’s Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) to lay flowers on the graves of Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and Strauss.  Readers of great American literature find their way [...]

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 [...]