Blog and In the News

  • 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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  • How Woodlawn is Managing Coronavirus

    As a cornerstone in the Bronx, and as leaders during times of tragedy and uncertainty, let us assure you that your family’s health and safety is our number one priority. As we navigate 2021, it is clear we will be living in our “new normal” for the foreseeable future. Many of you have reached out …
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  • Why So Many Choose Woodlawn

    When Woodlawn Cemetery was established back in 1863, we built our reputation the “old fashioned” way: through word of mouth. Neighbors talking to neighbors here in the Bronx. New York families sharing stories over the dinner table. Friends telling friends about their experiences with us. Woodlawn got its start when a group of prominent New …
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  • Woodlawn’s Green Memorials

    Today, we are challenged by the clean up after hurricane winds downed and damaged many of Woodlawn’s extraordinary trees. As our arborists and grounds crew carefully lift limbs and clear roads, we are reminded at how important this collection of trees is to our Lot Owners, staff, and visitors. Not only do the plants define …
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  • Preserving the Past, Preparing for the Future – Woodlawn’s Bridge to Craft Careers Program

    Woodlawn is home to the largest collection of funerary art in the United States. The mausolea, monuments, and funerary sculptures were crafted by some of the country’s most famous architects and artisans. To support the preservation of these historic structures, in collaboration with the World Monuments Fund and the International Masonry Institute, Woodlawn established the …
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  • The Joy of Giving – Woodlawn Lot Owners and the Gifts of Christmas Past

    Many of Woodlawn families celebrated the holidays by giving to the community, helping the needy and surprising the people of the city by presenting spontaneous gifts. They shared their thoughts of the season, gave back to the places that provided opportunities and made headlines with their generous deeds. Every year on Christmas Eve, newspaper publisher …
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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