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President’s Day
President’s Day

President’s Day

  Happy Birthday Mr. President! Everyone is familiar with the film of Marilyn Monroe standing on the stage in Madison Square Garden, singing to President John F. Kennedy on his birthday. Woodlawn notable, Leroy Neiman (1921-2012) painted a very colorful and splashy...
Jewish Genealogy Month

Jewish Genealogy Month

November is International Jewish Genealogy Month, making it a perfect time for us to share the wealth of records and information held by The Woodlawn Cemetery. Our staff and team of volunteers dedicate their time and expertise to reconnect family historians,...
Woodlawn’s Suffragents

Woodlawn’s Suffragents

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...
Back To School

Back To School

    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 in New York City were...
Angels at Woodlawn

Angels at Woodlawn

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...