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  • The Greatest Gift of All: Preplanning

    Established in 1863, Woodlawn proudly serves our New York neighbors with a peaceful cemetery and distinguished crematory. Yet we still come across many people who hear the word preplanning in regard to funerals and aren’t exactly sure what it entails. If you fall into this category, don’t worry! This holiday season, we’re here to help …
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  • Our CWC Guarantee: Why It Matters for You

    It’s likely all New Yorkers have heard stories about families who have suffered heartache after a cremation mix-up. But the good news is, there are ways to make sure you and your loved ones are cared for with complete respect and dignity. At Woodlawn Cemetery, we go above and beyond to earn – and maintain …
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  • The Italian Influence at The Woodlawn Cemetery

    New York’s Woodlawn Cemetery is known for its beautiful sculptures and unique works of art. These delicate figures are symbolic of peace, love, sorrow, and hope, many of which are inspired by classic statues found in Europe. Among the most photographed is the Gerould Memorial, a replica of the famous Monteverde Angel in the cemetery …
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  • How Do I Know if It’s Time to Preplan?

    With all the uncertainty in the world, preplanning your own end-of-life arrangements can be both empowering and uplifting. At Woodlawn Cemetery, our friendly professionals are here to help you handle life’s unpredictability via our preplanning services. Although end-of-life decision-making is not an easy topic to discuss or consider, putting your plans in writing may help …
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  • History Feature: Hispanic Heritage Month

    We are proud to celebrate the lives and contributions of the many Hispanic notables who have chosen New York’s Woodlawn Cemetery as their final resting place. Since our founding in 1863, Woodlawn Cemetery has established and continued on with its strong tradition of serving New Yorkers of all cultures, religions, and ethnic heritages. During Hispanic …
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  • Breathing New Life into a Historic Crematory and Chapel

    This is an abridged version of an article written by previous CEO of Woodlawn Cemetery Mitch Rose, who retired after 11 years of dedicated service. We hope you enjoy reading about how Woodlawn has evolved to meet family’s needs over the years, including the restoration of our beautiful Woolworth Chapel. Woodlawn Cemetery was founded in …
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  • Celia Cruz – How the Queen of Salsa Changed Latin Music

    At Woodlawn Cemetery, we take seriously the legacy of music. Many musical personalities lay at rest within our grounds, and we work continuously to understand their enduring impact. Even after these legends have left us, their work and messages unfold across the years. One such voice is that of Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad …
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  • Can We Plan a Memorial for a Loved One Who Died Last Year?

    It’s said the best resources for dealing with grief after a loved one dies are as follows: family, friends, and community. This last year, that kind of support wasn’t available to many in mourning. The ritual of gathering together for a funeral was dramatically affected by the pandemic, impacting the way families in New York …
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  • BRIDGE TO CRAFTS CAREERS PROGRAM HELPS REVIVE AFRICAN-AMERICAN CEMETERY IN RYE, NY

      June 18, 2021, New York, NY-This week, graduates of World Monuments Fund’s (WMF) Bridge to Crafts Careers (B2CC) program at The Woodlawn Cemetery & Conservancy in the Bronx brought their stonemasonry skills to rehabilitating damaged grave markers at the African-American Cemetery in Rye, NY. The pilot project signals the next phase of B2CC, which …
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  • The Many Options Available for Final Disposition

    When thinking about the future, planning your own end-of-life arrangements may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, our team at Woodlawn Cemetery recognizes just how important a step this is to take. One of the most crucial decisions when preplanning is choosing your final resting place. This will be the location …
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