Tours & Events

Springtime is a beautiful season to be outside exploring the beauty of Woodlawn Cemetery. We host a variety of events throughout the year for families in the Bronx and beyond and invite neighbors of all ages to attend one of our upcoming tours to experience the fascinating history and cultural heritage of our cemetery.

Here are some of the tours coming to Woodlawn throughout the next few months:

The 1863 Society’s “Build the Bronx” Trolley Tour of Woodlawn

Saturday, June 10, 2023 3:00PM

Join us for a Bronx History Tour at Woodlawn Cemetery. The tour will be led by Sarah Eccles. Visit the gravesites of notable Bronxites and learn where many of the streets in the Bronx got their names. The Trolley will take the group to the Bronx Beer Hall at the Conclusion of the tour to enjoy local brews. Each guest will receive one complimentary beer. If you wish to use your complimentary tour ticket, please email

Sarah Eccles is a Bronx resident and preservationist working for the Landmark’s Preservation Commission.

The Bronx Beer Hall is the premiere craft beer destination in The Bronx, NY. Nestled in the heart of Bronx Little Italy’s historic Arthur Avenue Retail Market, the beer hall offers patrons New York State craft beers, as well as an original menu sourced from within the neighborhood.

The tour begins at the Cemetery at the Jerome Avenue Gate and ends at Arthur Avenue. Please use car service or public transit as the Trolley will not return to Woodlawn.

If you opt for Membership in the 1863 Society and Tour Ticket, you will receive two complimentary tickets for an upcoming tour and early access for future 1863 Society Events.

To purchase tickets, please click here.

Concert: For Ibrahim With Love – a memorial concert for Ibrahim Gonzalez

Sunday, June 11, 2023, 3:00 PM Woolworth Chapel

To Ibrahim With Love is a Memorial Concert to Ibrahim Gonzalez.  Ibrahim was a multi-talented artist who was an accomplished video producer and photographer, in addition to being a percussionist, pianist, composer, and music producer. He was the host of two programs on New York’s WBAI radio: Radio Libre! and In the Moment.  He led his own quintet and was known as the Mambo Dervish for his amazing percussion skills. Ibrahim passed away at the age of 57 in 2013 and is interred at the Woodlawn Cemetery. This concert by The Mambo Dervish Jazz Ensemble is a memorial to his life and work. The members of The Mambo Dervish Latin Jazz Ensemble are: Jay Rodriguez, sax, flute, Ray Martinez, bass, Pablo Vergara, piano, Victor Rendon, timbals, Yasuyo Kimura, congas, Freddie González, trombone, Connie Grossman, flute, and Bobby Sanabria, drums. This is a free event. This concert is at capacity. To be added to our waiting list, please email


Woodlawn Pride LGBT Trolley Tour

Saturday, June 24, 2023 -12:00 PM

Join Woodlawn and the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project at noon on Saturday, June 24, and come place rainbow flags at our cemetery. We’ll honor the graves of vaudeville stars, suffragists, artists, writers, and other LGBT individuals. Founders and directors of the NYC LGBT Sites Project will lead this impactful tour. Click here for tickets.

At Woodlawn, we have ongoing tours and events taking place throughout the year.

Contact our staff for further details. We look forward to welcoming you and your family!