Due to the weather conditions, the cemetery’s grounds are closed to the general public for walking and sightseeing, however, the cemetery’s administration office is open. The cemetery’s grounds are open to vehicular traffic for visitation of loved ones, however, please be aware that conditions might not be suitable for visitors to walk to the gravesite, and visitors will have to make that determination when they arrive. Pedestrians coming to visit loved ones may be escorted by our security personnel, to the gravesite, but there is no guarantee that the security personnel will be able to find the location due to conditions at the gravesite.
Cremation, Interment & Scattering Options – The Bronx, NYC, NY
The Woodlawn Cemetery offers many options for proper memorialization of a person’s life following cremation.
BROOKSIDE CREMATION GARDEN
The Brookside Cremation Garden provides an eco-friendly setting for memorialization. Outdoor niches offer both in- ground and above-ground burial for cremated remains. Niches are blended into the landscape or are nestled into natural rock alongside a running brook. Some niches are tucked into the wall of a bridge that spans the stream.
Mausoleums offer above-ground memorialization of cremated remains. Niches are designed with glass fronts that allow for personal mementos to be placed alongside the urn. Other niches have granite, marble and walnut fronts. Traditional crypts can accommodate urns with cremated remains entombed in a casket.
Built to personal specifications to accommodate the cremated remains of one or more persons, these are increasingly popular for discerning individuals or families who are committed to cremation.
Cremated remains may be scattered in a communal receptacle known as an ossuary. A bronze name plaque placed on a wall near the ossuary permanently memorializes the individual.
THE WOOLWORTH CHAPEL & CREMATORY
The Woolworth Chapel was built in 1935 after a gracious gift from Fred and Velma Woolworth. The chapel is made of stone, featuring terrazzo marble floors, and a bell tower. The Chapel seats up to 100 people and provides a beautiful setting for services and the like.
Over the years, the Chapel has served many families of all faiths for services and concerts. Today, besides being a beacon of familiarity of Woodlawn, we offer the Chapel to families who prefer to have their committal service inside.
Through arrangements with the funeral home, cremations are professionally and respectfully conducted here, on our premises. Having the Chapel and Crematory adjoined, affords families the convenience and piece of mind of having the memorial service and cremation take place in the same location. The Woodlawn Crematory performs over 2,000 cremations on an annual basis..
NEW HILLCREST ADDITION
To be situated on the highest point with the cemetery, this new addition will overlook some of Woodlawn’s most notable grave sites. Pre-construction and pre-need savings are being offered now. Click here for further information.