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.

Celebrate Pride at Woodlawn Cemetery

Saturday, June 22, 2024, 12:00 PM

Woodlawn Cemetery and the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project celebrate Pride Month with a special trolley tour illuminating LGBT permanent residents who have made a lasting impact on American culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. Join us as we share stories about love, loss, and relationships on our annual tour. We’ll visit the final resting places of Harlem Renaissance poet Countee Cullen, illustrator Joseph Leyendecker, theatrical agent Elisabeth Marbury, and photographer George Platt LynesPatricia Cronin’s well-known sculpture “Memorial to a Marriage” is a highlight of this tour. The tour will be co-led by Jay Shockley, Project co-director; Amanda Davis, manager of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project; and Susan Olsen, Director of Historical Services at Woodlawn Cemetery.

For Tickets to the 12:00 PM Tour, please click here.

 

 

Jazz and Vaudeville Greats – Victrola Trolley Tour

August 4, 2024, 12:00 PM

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.

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!