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


Woodlawn’s Suffragents

October 19, 2017

The Woodlawn Cemetery is nationally known as the final resting place for many of the women that led the suffrage movement including:  Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alva Belmont, Katherine Duer Mackay and Carrie Chapman Catt.  Through the recently published book The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote, we’ve [...]

Back To School

August 28, 2017

    Morris High  Summer is coming to a close and as we get ready to head back to school, let’s take some time to remember those who dedicated their lives to teaching and established the institutions where we go to learn. Some of the most impressive schools [...]

Angels at Woodlawn

August 1, 2017

Cemeteries are filled with angels, watching over those at rest, transporting souls with outstretched wings and giving us hope for eternity.  Hundreds of angels grace the grounds of The Woodlawn Cemetery – some inspired by classic works of arts and others original creations by accomplished artists. Many of Woodlawn’s beautiful [...]

Summer Travel Connections

July 12, 2017

            There are many ways to honor the individuals who have made a difference in our lives, contributed to our culture and built the significant landmarks we tour when we are traveling.  This summer, when you go on vacation, take time to stop and visit the incredible places that share [...]

Celebrate Summer Memories

July 3, 2017

When the weather turns warm and school lets out, fond memories of baseball, the beach, barbeques and spectacular firework displays come to mind.  Many of those who rest at Woodlawn created the foods, sounds and sights of summer.  For most of us, the season kicks off on the 4th of [...]

The Great Fathers of Woodlawn!

May 31, 2017

The Great Fathers of Woodlawn! During the month of June we celebrate our fathers, and Woodlawn’s list of notables includes many men who are considered “the father of” -  individuals credited for inventing something, fighting for a cause, building an institution or establishing a field of study.    Irving Berlin [...]

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 [...]