Tours & Events

Discover the rich heritage and beauty of Woodlawn Cemetery through a variety of events, including walking and trolley tours and more. See our updated list of upcoming live events below, as well as our offerings of Virtual Tours.

Upcoming Live Events

To register for an event, please call us at (718) 408-5624

World War I Veterans of Woodlawn Walking Tour

  • Event Type: Guided Walking Tour
  • When: Nov 8, 2020 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Where: 4199 Webster Avenue Bronx, NY 10470
  • To Register:  call us at (718) 408-5624
  • Description: Woodlawn Cemetery is proud to be the final resting place of veterans and dependents of every conflict stretching back to the American Revolution. In the poignant words of General John J. Pershing – commander of the World War I American Expeditionary Forces -“Time will not dim the glory of their deeds.” In honor of Veteran’s Day, we invite you to join Kevin Fitzpatrick, author of World War I New York, for a walking tour of the graves and memorials of World War I veterans, men and women, who served in the Great War a century ago. We will be meeting at the Jerome Ave. entrance gate.  Space is limited to 20 participants and we anticipate the tour selling out quickly, so purchase your tickets in advance now.  Wearing a mask is required and social distancing of 6ft. will be practiced with fellow guests and cemetery staff, at all times. New York State Covid-19 Travel Advisory requires visitors from certain states to quarantine for 14 days.  If you are traveling to NYC from any of these states, visitors are required to complete the online Traveler Health FormTour is rain or shine.  Ticket sales are final.  Refunds will not be issued. Free parking is available in the Woodlawn Cemetery

Fall Foliage of Woodlawn Trolley Tour – Sold Out

  • Event Type: Trolley Tour – SOLD OUT
  • When: Nov 8, 2020 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Where: Woodlawn Conservancy 3800 Jerome Avenue Bronx, NY 10470
  • To Register:  call us at (718) 408-5624
  • DescriptionWoodlawn is a Level II Certified Arboretum with more than 6,250 trees and 375 distinct species of trees and shrubs. Join us for an afternoon tree tour, led by our expert guide Herb Landmann of the Davey Tree Expert Company and enjoy the fall colors of Woodlawn Cemetery. The Woodlawn Conservancy Trolley has been retrofitted with tempered glass shields between each row and we have reduced the capacity of participants that will be permitted to register. Throughout the tour, windows will remain open. All participants should wear a mask and practice 6 ft. of social distancing with fellow guests and cemetery staff. New York State Covid-19 Travel Advisory requires visitors from certain states to quarantine for 14 days.  If you are traveling to NYC from any of these states, visitors are required to complete the online Traveler Health FormMeet at the Jerome Avenue and Bainbridge Avenue entrance. 1:45 PM. Space is limited to 15 participants for this exclusive Woodlawn Cemetery tour.   Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tour is rain or shine.  Ticket sales are final.  Refunds will not be issued. We are located directly across the street from the Woodlawn stop on the #4 subway.Free parking available in Woodlawn Cemetery.

World War I Veterans of Woodlawn Walking Tour – Sold Out

  • Event Type: Guided Walking Tour
  • When: Nov 14, 2020 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Where: 4199 Webster Avenue Bronx, NY 10470
  • To Register:  call us at (718) 408-5624
  • DescriptionWoodlawn Cemetery is proud to be the final resting place of veterans and dependents of every conflict stretching back to the American Revolution. In the poignant words of General John J. Pershing – commander of the World War I American Expeditionary Forces -“Time will not dim the glory of their deeds.” In honor of Veteran’s Day, we invite you to join Kevin Fitzpatrick, author of World War I New York, for a walking tour of the graves and memorials of World War I veterans, men and women, who served in the Great War a century ago. We will be meeting at the Jerome Ave. entrance gate.  Space is limited to 20 participants and we anticipate the tour selling out quickly, so purchase your tickets in advance now.  Wearing a mask is required and social distancing of 6ft. will be practiced with fellow guests and cemetery staff, at all times. New York State Covid-19 Travel Advisory requires visitors from certain states to quarantine for 14 days.  If you are traveling to NYC from any of these states, visitors are required to complete the online Traveler Health Form.Tour is rain or shine.  Ticket sales are final.  Refunds will not be issued. Free parking is available in the Woodlawn Cemetery

The Greats of Jazz and Vaudeville: A Victrola Trolley Tour

  • Event Type: Trolley Tour
  • When: Nov 21, 2020 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Where: Woodlawn Conservancy 3800 Jerome Avenue Bronx, NY 10470
  • To Register:  call us at (718) 408-5624
  • Description: Join us on this socially-distanced trolley tour as we visit and celebrate some of the greatest performers from 100 years and their indelible musical contributions to jazz, pop and vaudeville history. Each stop will include a brief talk about the entertainer PLUS a 78 rpm record played on an antique crank-up Victrola as an aural dimension to the tour. Artists include: Nat M. Wills, George M. Cohan, Irene and Vernon Castle, Nora Bayes, Bert Williams, W.C. Handy, King Oliver, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin. This tour is 2.5 hours long and involves short periods of walking to and from the trolley and between sites.  Tour is led by Michael Cumella (aka Phonograph DJ MAC) host of The Antique Phonograph Music Program and Centennial Songs on WFMU since 1995.  MAC is the creator of the Phonograph DJ concept and is active in the live presentation of pre-electric 78rpm records on crank-up gramophones. We will be meeting at the Jerome Ave. entrance gate.  Space is limited to 15 participants and we anticipate the tour selling out quickly, so purchase your tickets in advance now. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. The Woodlawn Conservancy Trolley has been retrofitted with tempered glass shields between each row and we have reduced the capacity of participants that will be permitted to register.  Throughout the tour, windows will remain open.  All participants should wear a mask and practice 6 ft. of social distancing with fellow guest and cemetery staff. New York State Covid-19 Travel Advisory requires visitors from certain states to quarantine for 14 days.  If you are traveling to NYC from any of these states, visitors are required to complete the online Traveler Health Form.Tour is rain or shine.  Ticket sales are final.  Refunds will not be issued. Free parking is available in the Woodlawn Cemetery. We will be meeting at the Jerome Ave. and Bainbridge Ave. gate at 12:45 PM and the Trolley Tour will begin at 1:00 PM. Space is limited to 15 participants and we anticipate this tour selling out quickly, so purchase your tickets in advance, now. Tour is rain or shine.  Ticket sales are final.  Refunds will not be issued. We are located directly across the street from the Woodlawn stop on the #4 subway.  Free parking is available in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Illuminated Angels Trolley Tour 2020–5:30 pm

  • Event Type: Trolley Tour
  • When: Dec 4, 2020 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Where: 4199 Webster Avenue Bronx, NY 10470
  • To Register:  call us at (718) 408-5624
  • Description: Extraordinary statues and stained glass windows feature the supernatural beings that take us to heaven and protect us on earth.  A special night time trolley ride will take you through Woodlawn to see the figures that were carved to replicate European treasures, guard Woodlawn’s lot owners, and inspire us to look up toward the sky. We will be meeting at the Jerome Ave. entrance gate.  Space is limited to 15 participants and we anticipate the tour selling out quickly, so purchase your tickets in advance now. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. The Woodlawn Conservancy Trolley has been retrofitted with tempered glass shields between each row and we have reduced the capacity of participants that will be permitted to register.  Throughout the tour, windows will remain open.  All participants should wear a mask and practice 6 ft. of social distancing with fellow guest and cemetery staff. New York State Covid-19 Travel Advisory requires visitors from certain states to quarantine for 14 days.  If you are traveling to NYC from any of these states, visitors are required to complete the online Traveler Health FormTour is rain or shine.  Ticket sales are final.  Refunds will not be issued. Free parking is available in the Woodlawn Cemetery

Illuminated Angels Trolley Tour 2020–5:30 pm

  • Event Type: Trolley Tour
  • When: Dec 5, 2020 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Where: 4199 Webster Avenue Bronx, NY 10470
  • To Register:  call us at (718) 408-5624
  • Description: Extraordinary statues and stained glass windows feature the supernatural begins that take us to heaven and protect us on earth.  A special night time trolley ride will take you through Woodlawn to see the figures that were carved to replicate European treasures, guard Woodlawn’s lot owners, and inspire us to look up toward the sky. We will be meeting at the Jerome Ave. entrance gate.  Space is limited to 15 participants and we anticipate the tour selling out quickly, so purchase your tickets in advance now. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. The Woodlawn Conservancy Trolley has been retrofitted with tempered glass shields between each row and we have reduced the capacity of participants that will be permitted to register.  Throughout the tour, windows will remain open.  All participants should wear a mask and practice 6 ft. of social distancing with fellow guest and cemetery staff.New York State Covid-19 Travel Advisory requires visitors from certain states to quarantine for 14 days.  If you are traveling to NYC from any of these states, visitors are required to complete the online Traveler Health FormTour is rain or shine.  Ticket sales are final.  Refunds will not be issued. Free parking is available in the Woodlawn Cemetery

Carlos Henriquez & Friends Outdoor Pop Up Concert Sunday December 6th 3:30 PM

  • Event Type: Concert 
  • When: December 6th, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Where: Woodlawn Conservancy Building at the Jerome Avenue Gate
  • Admission: Free
  • Description: Join us for a special year-end treat:  an outdoor concert with Carlos Henriquez & Friends playing music from the Jazz Greats of Woodlawn.   Carlos was  born in 1979 in the Bronx, New York. He studied music at a young age, played guitar through junior high school and took up the bass while enrolled in The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program. He entered LaGuardia High School of Music & Arts and Performing Arts and was involved with the LaGuardia Concert Jazz Ensemble which went on to win first place in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival in 1996. In 1998 he joined the Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

 

 

Dorothy Parker and the Talk of the Town New Yorkers

  • Event Type: Guided Walking Tour
  • When: Dec 13, 2020 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Where: 4199 Webster Avenue Bronx, NY 10470
  • To Register:  call us at (718) 408-5624 or register HERE
  • Description: The newest boldface name to join the pantheon of great New Yorkers of Woodlawn Cemetery is the author, poet, and crusader, Dorothy Parker.  After an odyssey beginning with her death in 1967, Parker’s cremains were interred beside her parents in August 2020.  Woodlawn welcomes you to come on this new walking tour that will visit her gravesite along with notable artists, captains of industry, explorers, performers and writers.  In the spirit of Mrs. Parker, we’ll visit those with ties to Broadway, speakeasies and the arts. Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, founder of the Dorothy Parker Society, who brought Mrs. Parker’s cremains from Baltimore to New York for her family, leads this walking tour. He is the author of eight books tied to New York history. He is a three-time winner of the Apple Award from the Guides Association of New York City. We will be meeting at the Webster Ave. entrance gate.  Space is limited to 20 participants and we anticipate the tour selling out quickly, so purchase your tickets in advance now.  Wearing a mask is required and social distancing of 6ft. will be practiced with fellow guests and cemetery staff, at all times .New York State Covid-19 Travel Advisory requires visitors from certain states to quarantine for 14 days.  If you are traveling to NYC from any of these states, visitors are required to complete the online Traveler Health FormTour is rain or shine.  Ticket sales are final.  Refunds will not be issued. Free parking is available in the Woodlawn Cemetery