Tours & Events

 

Fall is a fantastic 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 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.

 

 

Hop Aboard the Holly Jolly Trolley

Saturday, December 2, 2:00 PM

Hop aboard the Woodlawn Trolley for an afternoon tour of the Holidays in NYC. Visit the Monuments and Mausolea of Department Store Magnates, Restaurants, Artists, and Songwriters. Sample Holiday Treats and sing-a-long to White Christmas and Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.

For Tickets to Saturday’s Tour, please click here.

 

 Holiday Concert with the Bronx Arts Ensemble, December 5, 7:00 PM

Join us for an evening of Holiday Favorites performed by the Bronx Arts Ensemble. This is a free concert. To register, please click here.

 

Woodlawn’s Irish-American Christmas Tour

Saturday, December 9th, 1:00 PM

Celebrate the holiday season on the Woodlawn Conservancy Trolley with a guided tour of an Irish Christmas. Join award-winning author Kevin Fitzpatrick (County Kildare) on a tour to visit Woodlawn memorials to wonderful Irish-Americans from the worlds of entertainment, history, politics, and military heroes. The guided 70-minute tour includes visits to beautiful mausoleums and monuments. Wear your favorite Aran knit sweaters and get in the Christmas spirit. Among the stops are composer of “Babes in Toyland” Victor Herbert, silent film star Olive Thomas, Mayor John Purroy Mitchel, author of “Darby O’Gill and the Good People” Herminie Templeton Kavanagh, The Four Cohans starring George M. Cohan, and the most popular Irish-American songwriter on the Jazz Age, Chauncey Olcott, composer of “My Wild Irish Rose,” and “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.” There will be singing, a trivia contest, and of course hot chocolate.

For tickets, 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!