Tours & Events Duplicate

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 and invite neighbors of all ages to attend one of our upcoming tours to experience the fascinating history and cultural heritage of our cemetery.

The Making of the Woodlawn Suite – A Conversation with Victor Goines

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 6:00 PM Zoom Lecture

Join Meg Ventrudo, the executive director of the Woodlawn Conservancy as she interviews Victor Goines, the composer of The Woodlawn Suite. Victor Goines is a renowned jazz saxophonist and clarinetist, He has been a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and the Wynton Marsalis Septet since 1993. Victor Goines also serves as the President and CEO of Jazz St. Louis.

To Join us on Zoom, please click here.

Woodlawn’s Stained Glass Stroll

April 28, 2024 12pm and 2pm – These tours are sold out.

Join members of the Woodlawn Stained Glass Survey team, including conservator Brianne Van Vorst, Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass Curator Lindsy Parrott, and research associate Sophia Kamps, for a highlights tour of Woodlawn’s stainedglass windows in mausoleums.  As featured in the New York Times, Woodlawn is currently surveying its collection of over 1,200 windows made between 1878 and the present. This tour will discuss the survey project and show visitors a selection of important windows including the work of Louis C. Tiffany and Helen Maitland Armstrong.

This is part trolley and part walking tour.



Happy Birthday Duke

Free Concert in Jazz Corner April 29, 2024, 3:00 PM. A tribute to Duke Ellington by the Susan E. Wagner HS Jazz Band

Join us to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Duke Ellington’s birth. To commemorate the occasion, we are pleased to welcome the Susan E. Wagner HS Jazz Band. Last year, The Wagner Jazz Band was the runner up in the prestigious Essentially Ellington competition at Jazz at Lincoln Center. They will be competing for the title again this year. Join us for a free concert in Woodlawn’s Jazz Corner at 3:00 PM.

This is a free event. To register, please click here.

Woodlawn’s Spring Flowering Tree Tour

Sunday, May 5, 2024 12:00 PM

Woodlawn is a Level II Arboretum, with over 6,000 trees on-site, The Woodlawn Cemetery displays spring blossoms and breathtaking beauty in the Spring.  We hope you will join us for a Trolley Tour to view the blossoming trees, shrubs, and flowers led by Herb Landmann, Project Manager for The Davey Tree Expert Company.

For Tickets, please click here.


Gilded Age Architecture Walking Tour

Sunday, May 5, 2024, 1:00 PM

Spend an hour with Woodlawn Architectural Historian Anthony Pellino exploring the bold personalities, cultural forces, and wonderful artistry of some of Woodlawn’s funerary masterpieces as we walk through the cemetery. Each talk will focus on a different aspect of artistry and design explained in terms of how patrons, designers, and artists make the decisions that go into a finished work.

This week’s tour will focus on architecture. The patrons, designers, and artisans of the Gilded Age consciously used design as a way to put themselves on equal footing with their European peers. This was a toweringly ambitious project which succeeded just as much due to the resources invested as the brilliance of the people involved. Join us at Woodlawn to explore some of the ways our designers and patrons used architecture both in their magnificent homes and their final resting places to solidify their place in society and history.

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Memorial Day Flagging 2024

Saturday, May 18, 2024 through May 26, 2024.

Founded in 1863, The Woodlawn Cemetery is the final resting place of more than 8,500 individuals who bravely served our nation in the U.S. Armed Forces. Woodlawn has honored veterans for years by recruiting volunteers, including school groups, scouts, corporate teams, and service organizations from the local community to salute America’s heroes.

Each year, to thank those who answered the call, volunteers place flags on veterans’ gravesites in the lead-up to Memorial Day. Volunteers receive maps that pinpoint locations and a list of known servicemembers. A Woodlawn tradition, the yearly public event attracts hundreds of volunteers who make it a point to honor the bravest among us.

To learn more and sign up, 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!