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.

Silent Partners – LGBTQ Tour in Celebration of Pride Month

Saturday, June 25, 2022, 11:00 am, and 1:00 pm.

Join our Director of Historical Services to pay tribute to some of the notable LGBT figures including writers, artists, and vaudeville stars, buried at Woodlawn.

For the 11:00 AM Tour, please click here.

For the 1:00 PM Tour, please click here.

 

Vaudeville and Jazz Greats Trolley Tour

Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:30 am and 2:00 pm

Join us for a Trolley Tour visiting the final resting place of the Vaudeville and Jazz Greats at Woodlawn Cemetery. The stops on the tour will include George M. Cohan, Nora Bays, Duke Ellington and many more. You will listen to the music of these notable musicians played on a Victrola. Take a step back in time with you host Michael Cumella, aka DJ MAC and join us for the Jazz Age.

To Join us for the 11:30 AM tour, please click here.

To Join us for the 2:00 PM tour, please click here.

 

Welcome to Woodlawn – A Trolley Tour of Woodlawn’s Greatest Sites.

Sunday, July 10, 2022, 2:00 PM

Join us for a Trolley Tour at Woodlawn Cemetery

From the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz,  to the king of the five and dime shops, F.W. Woolworth, join us for a trolley tour of the significant Monuments, Mausoleums, Landscape Designs, and Notable Figures at the Woodlawn Cemetery, an 1863 National Historic Landmark.

For Tickets, please click here.

Fabulous Foodies of Woodlawn Trolley Tour

Sunday, July 17, 2022, 3:00 PM

Join us for a Trolley Tour at Woodlawn Cemetery and Visit the Monuments and Mausoleums associated with your favorite foods; coffee, cookies, hot dogs, and chocolates. The tour will also feature the final resting places of some of NYC’s famous chefs and restaurant owners.

For Tickets, please click here.

Summer Picnic and Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, July 17, 2022 5:00PM -7:00PM
Fairview Field Jerome Avenue Entrance

Pack a blanket and a picnic basket and experience Woodlawn Cemetery in the evening. A Family Scavenger Hunt will send you on a search for symbols, trees, and famous names. Admission is free but registration is required.

To Register, please click here.

 

Lost at Sea Trolley Tour

Sunday, July 24, 2022, 2:00 PM

Join us for a trolley tour visiting the sites of those who perished on the Titanic and the Lusitania, along with monuments and memorials connected to US Maritime History.

For Tickets, please click here.

 

 

Beer Barons of the Bronx Trolley Tour

Sunday, July 31, 2022, 2:00 PM

Join Roger McCormack, Director of Education at the Bronx County Historical Society for a trolley tour of Woodlawn’s Beer Barons and Bronx notables.

For Tickets, please click here.

Vaudeville and Jazz Greats Trolley Tour

Sunday, August 7, 2022 11:00AM and 2:00 PM

Join us for a Trolley Tour visiting the final resting place of the Vaudeville and Jazz Greats at Woodlawn Cemetery. The stops on the tour will include George M. Cohan, Nora Bays, Duke Ellington and many more. You will listen to the music of these notable musicians played on a Victrola. Take a step back in time with you host Michael Cumella, aka DJ MAC and join us for the Jazz Age.

For Tickets to the 11:00 AM Tour, please click here.

For Tickets to the 2:00 PM Tour, please click here.

The Gilded Age Trolley Tour

Sunday, August, 14, 2022, 2:00 PM

Step back in time to the era of railroad barons and fancy balls as Woodlawn’s Director of Historical Services, Susan Olsen, shares stories of the movers and shakers of the Gilded Age. Visit the monuments and mausoleums of the notable Gilded Age figures buried at Woodlawn.

For Tickets please click here.

Dorothy Parker and the Toast of the Town New Yorkers Trolley Tour

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 3:00PM

Join us for a Trolley Tour at Woodlawn Cemetery

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. The tour will be presented by Kevin Fitzpatrick, president of the Dorothy Parker Society.

For Tickets, please click here.

Past Event

Victor Goines & Friends

Live and Free JAZZ concert at The Woodlawn Cemetery

Sunday, June 5, 2022, 5:00 PM

Renowned composer and JALC musician, Victor Goines, will perform The Woodlawn Suite, a piece he was commissioned to write and perform by the Woodlawn Conservancy.  The piece consists of a series of musical biographies that celebrate the lives and legacies of inspiring figures memorialized at The Woodlawn Cemetery, such as Duke Ellington, Bert Williams, Florence Mills, Coleman Hawkins and a special tribute to the first women millionaire and business entrepreneur, Madam C.J. Walker, whose confidence and swagger inspired Victor to write a tune in her honor.  While there is no charge for admittance, you must pre-register.  The performance will take place on the field, adjacent to the subway entrance to cemetery.  Visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets.  The Woodlawn Suite is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.  

Click here to register.

Woodlawn adheres to a policy of being a non-smoking environment.  No alcoholic beverages of any kind are permitted.  Current NYC COVID guidelines, in practice at the time and date of the concert, will be enforced.