Blog and In the News

  • Summer Travel Connections

    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 the stories of those who are …
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  • Celebrate Summer Memories

    While some of these things won’t be happening this summer due to the pandemic, we can still recall them fondly and hope for the best next summer. 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 …
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  • The Great Fathers of Woodlawn!

    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.   Edwin Armstrong (1890-1954) “Father of FM Radio” …
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  • It’s Bronx Week! Celebrating the Beautiful Borough

    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 memorialized at Woodlawn. Bronxites are renowned …
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  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    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 completed, a major feat built …
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  • The Woodlawn Arboretum

    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 and tourists using Woodlawn as …
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  • Jazz Appreciation

    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 to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in …
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  • Women’s History Month

    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 Madam C. J. Walker (1867-1919) on the internet, and a television documentary on …
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  • The Circus is in Town!

    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, both painters and performers,  for …
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  • Love Stories

    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. Hearts, wedding rings and romantic inscriptions …
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