Blog and In the News

  • Food for Thought

    In August, New Yorkers will be taking advantage of Restaurant Week, a delicious way to prepare for our upcoming Fabulous Foodie Trolley Tour.  Our research volunteers enjoy identifying interesting sites for thematic tours, and the roster of those who owned restaurants, made fortunes off food products, and provided drinks to wash things down has grown …
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  • 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 canvas to chronicle the event. Many Woodlawn Lot Owners connect to our Commander …
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  • 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, researchers and lot owner descendants with their heritage.  Woodlawn was established in 1863 as …
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  • 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 Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote, we’ve learned that many men who …
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  • 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 designed by architect Charles …
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  • 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 creations by accomplished artists. Many of Woodlawn’s beautiful and delicate marble angel figures …
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  • 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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