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.

Save the Date:

April 3, 2022 – Presentation on Freedomland, USA

April 10, 2022 – Egyptomania at Woodlawn – Lecture and Scavenger Hunt on the Egyptian iconography at Woodlawn

April 23, 2022 – Earth Day Celebration and Tree Planting

April 24, 2022 – Afternoon Concert with the Bronx Arts Ensemble



Woodlawn’s Lovers Trolley Tour

Sunday, February 13, 2022, 2:00 pm, Jerome Avenue Entrance

Join Elizabeth Cooney, Woodlawn’s Coordinator of Educational Programming for a Trolley tour visiting the sites of Woodlawn’s notable lovers. Tour stops include Irene and Vernon Castle, Ida and Isidor Straus, and Celia Cruz and Pedro Knight.  Adults $25 and Students/Seniors $20. All guests are required to show proof of Covid 19 vaccinations and will be asked to wear a mask on the Trolley. Thank you for your cooperation.

For Tickets, please click here.

Author’s Talk, American Renaissance with Phillip James Dodd.

Sunday, February 27, 2022, 3:00PM, Woolworth Chapel at Jerome Avenue Entrance.

The Gilded Age, also referred to as the American Renaissance, is an era associated with unparalleled growth, technological advancement, prosperity, and cultural change. Spanning from the 1880s to the 1930s it marks the first time that the titans of American finance and industry had more wealth than their European counterparts. As the center of this dynamic economy, New York City attracted immigrant works and millionaires alike. It was not be enough for the self-appointed elite to just build their own grand chateaux’s and palazzo’s along Fifth Avenue, as collectively they dreamed of creating a new metropolis to rival the great cultural capitals of London, Paris and Rome. To fluent their newly acquired wealth they needed an architecture dripping in embellishment and historical reference.  Enter the Beaux-Arts.

This book, which has been painstakingly researched and beautifully photographed over many years, takes a close look at twenty of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture in New York City. While showing public exteriors, its main focus is on the lavish interiors that are associated with the opulence of the Gilded Age – often providing a glimpse inside buildings not otherwise viewable to the public.  One of the chapters in this book is dedicated to Woodlawn.

Phillip James Dodd is one of today’s foremost experts on classical architecture and interiors. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, he is an alumnus of the prestigious Prince of Wales’ Institute of Architecture in London. He has lectured extensively throughout the United States on the subject of classical architecture, and is the author of two best-selling books, The Art of Classical Details: Theory Design & Craftsmanship (2013) and An Ideal Collaboration (2015).

We ask that all guests provide proof of Covid 19 vaccines. Thank you for your cooperation.

This event is free with registration. To register, please click here.


Woodlawn’s Irish Heritage Trolley Tour

Sunday, March 13, 2022 – 12:00 pm – Jerome Avenue Entrance

Join us for our Irish Heritage Trolley Tour. Learn about Woodlawn’s Connections to the Emerald Isle. Guided by Kevin Fitzpatrick, the tour will visit the graves of Chauncey Olcott and Geraldine Fitzgerald. There will be singing of Irish ballads. Adults $25 and Students/Seniors $20.

To register, please click here.

Spring Bird Walk with the NYC Audubon Society

Sunday, April 24, 2022, 8:00 am, Jerome Avenue Entrance

Join Birding Guides Tod Winston and Joe McManus for a Spring Bird Walk in Woodlawn Cemetery. Birds and identified by sight and sound. Please bring binoculars.  Registration will be through NYC Audubon and link will be posted soon.

Suffrage Signatures with Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble

Free Concert, Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Would you walk 200 miles (in a skirt!) for something you believed in?  The journey of Women’s Suffrage “pilgrims”

is brought to life in a new chamber piece entitled, “Suffrage Signatures”.  Composer Joelle Wallach will include live dialogue and images based on the personal letters and photographs of these fascinating women during the performance. Join members of the Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble (flute, harp and strings) for the premier performance of this exciting multi-media work. Many of these groundbreaking suffragists are buried at Woodlawn, the memory of whom is alive and well, thanks to ongoing research and outreach to living relatives by the Woodlawn Conservancy.

Please note, we ask that all guests to the concert show proof of Covid-19 Vaccine. Thank you for your cooperation.

The concert is Free. To register, please click here.