Tours & Events

We are looking forward to an exciting season of tours in 2024 to explore the history, art and natural beauty of Woodlawn Cemetery. We host a variety of events throughout the year for families in the Bronx and beyond. We invite friends and neighbors of all ages to attend one of our upcoming tours to experience the fascinating history and cultural heritage of The Woodlawn Cemetery.

Welcome To Woodlawn Trolley Tour

Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 12:00 pm and 2:00pm

Join us for a trolley tour of The Woodlawn Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark. The tour will explore significant art and architecture and visit some of the graves of notable residents.

Both Tours are at capacity. There will be another tour offered in August.

The 2:00 PM  tour is at capacity.

Jazz and Vaudeville Greats – Victrola Trolley Tour

August 4, 2024, 11:00 Am

Hop aboard the Woodlawn Trolley and step back in time with your tour guide Michael Cumella, aka DJ Phonograph MAC. The trolley will take you to the final resting places of notable jazz and vaudeville stars and you will be treated to original recordings played on a Victrola.

For tickets,  please click here.

Dorothy Parker and The Talk of the Town New Yorkers – Trolley Tour.

Sunday, August 18, 2024, 2:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate 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. Join Kevin Fitzpatrick, President of the Dorothy Parker Society, for this trolley 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.

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The Woodlawn Suite – CD Now Available.

The sounds of Madam C. J.  Walker strutting down the street, Dorothy Parker raising a glass, and Cicely Tyson whispering to Miles Davis are all part of The Woodlawn Suite, Victor Goines’ 13 movement work celebrating the lives of New Yorkers now at rest within the historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Commissioned by the Woodlawn Conservancy to create a modern memorial, the saxophonist and composer created these biographical sketches that link listeners to the lives of those who impacted our culture. Join Victor and his ensemble of creative musicians to be part of the premier of The Woodlawn Suite. A long-time member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and former director of the Jazz Studies Program at Northwestern University, Goines serves as President and CEO of Jazz St. Louis.

To purchase the CD – please click here.

 

 

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!