|Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery, Inc., a Non For Profit Organization|
127-15 Kew Gardens Road
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
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Carl Ballenas 'Images of America' books, at the Arcadia Publishing website.
at Maple Grove:
Two American Beeches
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The Red Oak
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The Friends' Directors and Officers
Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery, Inc.
is a non-profit, membership organization created to promote Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens, NY, who are committed to increasing public awareness and appreciation of the Cemetery's park-like ambiance, as well as its historical, and cultural resources. [Read more]
FRIENDS OF MAPLE GROVE Cemetery, Inc. is an official Industry Partner of GANYC, the
Guides Association of New York City!
FRIENDS OF MAPLE GROVE in 2015!
Click here to see The Friends of Maple Grove 2015 calendar and descriptions of upcoming events!
RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY OR BECOME A NEW MEMBER!
Click here to print out Membership Form and mail your payment. Also, the Form can be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or Sign-Up online using PayPal here.
Check out previous Friends of Maple Grove events on our 2015 Past Events Page. Click here to go to our 2015 Past Events page.
To see highlights from Past Events from 2014 and earlier, click here.
Sunday, October 18, 2015, 10 AM and 2 PM: Cemetery Historian, Carl Ballenas will conduct Maple Grove Walking Tours! Meet at the Old Victorian Administration Building - Kew Gardens Road and Lefferts Blvd.
Reservations are required
(347) 878-6614 or email email@example.com
This event is part of
Open House NY Weekend
2015 MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER Featuring the Talents of The JOSEPHINE FOUNDATION ACTORS! Our Third Murder Mystery will take place on Saturday, October 24 at 7pm. Friends of Maple Grove presents MURDER MYSTERY AT THE CIVIL WAR REUNION! Former Civil War Veterans at Maple Grove have decided to hold a reunion and relive the glory of victory. In the midst of the festivities a foul murder is committed and the audience must help to put the clues together to find the culprit. Join us for food, music, and mystery!
This event takes place at 7 PM at CELEBRATION HALL, THE CENTER at MAPLE GROVE CEMETERY,
127-15 Kew Gardens Rd
Free Parking on premises and Handicap Accessible
TICKETS (Seating limited)
$35 Non Members
$25 for Members
Please purchase your tickets as quickly as possible as seating is very limited.
For ticket and other information
Or pay using PayPal below:Click here to see a flier with more information about this event.
TRUNK OR TREAT! Come join us on Saturday, October 31, for a SAFE, FAMILY FRIENDLY, TRICK OR TREATING event And help feed those in need! The event will take place in the Victorian Monumental Park Section of the cemetery. All participants should use the Lefferts Blvd. and Kew Gardens Road Entrance. Volunteers bringing decorated vehicles will gather and park their cars in a secured closed off area. They will pass out candy from their trunks and have people view their artistic efforts. THE MAIN GOAL OF THIS EVENT IS TO PROVIDE A SAFE, FAMILY FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT FOR TRICK OR TREATERS! ALSO A WAY TO COLLECT FOOD FOR THE NEEDY. Bring canned food which will be donated to local food pantries.
REGISTER YOUR vehicle to Participate! DEADLINE to register to display a decorated vehicle is OCTOBER 28! (See guidelines)
An event of this size will take a lot of helping hands. If you are interested in Co-sponsoring, or Volunteering for this event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call:
Click here to see schedule & guidelines.
Click here to see a flier with more information about this event.
JEWELRY TREE WORKSHOP! Join us on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM to create a framed jewelry tree masterpiece as Friends of Maple Grove holds a Jewelry Tree Workshop.
Workshop held at the VICTORIAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING at MAPLE GROVE CEMETERY, 83-15 Kew Gardens Rd. at Lefferts Blvd. - Free Parking in the cemetery.
Fee: $25/$20 for Members - Fee includes ALL
lined with velvet; jewelry pieces & glue.
To register and for further information call: 347-878-6614 or Email: email@example.com
Payment must be received to hold your reservation. Seats are limited!
payable to the Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery and can be mailed to:
Maple Grove Cemetery in the News!!
to see the NY1 report on the students of The Immaculate Conception
Catholic Academy Aquinas Honor Society of Jamaica Estates marking the
95th Anniversary of the September
16, 1920 NYC
Terrorist Bombing with a visit to the Maple Grove Cemetery grave of one
of the 38 victims of that bombing.
Major Civil War Find at Maple Grove Cemetery!
Click here to see more information and photos!
Click here to see an article in Metropolitan Archivist Volume 20, No. 2 (Summer 2014) by Friends of Maple Grove President Carl Ballenas. "Creative Uses of Cemetery Archives at Maple Grove"
Grebe Radio! Friends of Maple Grove recently purchased a wonderful Grebe Radio! Alfred Grebe was born in Richmond Hill and opened the Grebe Radio Factory in his old homestead. He died in 1935 and is buried at Maple Grove Cemetery. Grebe Radios are highly prized and made at the Richmond Hill factory. Click here to see pictures of the wonderful Grebe Radio!
Membership The Friends of Maple Grove have many wonderful events planned. By becoming a member you help support our efforts and benefit in many ways. Student Members ($15), Individual Members ($25), Family ($35), and Organizational Supporters ($75). Also consider becoming a Friends of Maple Grove SPONSOR or PATRON. [Join here]
140th Anniversary This year (2015) marks the celebration of Maple Grove Cemetery's 140th Anniversary!
Take the Walking Tour!
making of this historical walking tour map took many years to reach
this stage. Over 50 persons and points of interest are delineated on
the map. Sadly many others could not fit. It was created to help enjoy
the marvels of Maple Grove Cemetery, a truly hidden gem located in the
heart of Queens!
Click here to see Walking Tour Map front
Click here to see Walking Tour Map back
Scroll down to see:
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above map shows the four main entrances (Labeled
1 to 4) into Maple Grove Cemetery and the two main buildings.
2007 Center at Maple Grove Cemetery Building which houses Celebration
Hall, The Community Room and the Maple Grove Cemetery Offices. Shows
the front of the building facing
2007 Center at Maple Grove Cemetery
Building showing the
Eye view of the Center at Maple Grove
The 1880 Victorian Administration Building showing side view.
Front view of the 1880 Victorian Administration Building on
Kew Gardens Road.
This is the Kew Gardens Rd and Lefferts Blvd. ENTRANCE.
The Queens Boulevard Entrance
The Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike Subway Station. Queens Blvd
is on the left and Kew Gardens Rd is shown on the right.
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Walking Directions from the Kew Gardens\Union Turnpike
Subway Station to Maple Grove Cemetery:
Take E or F Train to the Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike Station.
(Sit in the front car of the train). Walk upstairs and look for Kew Gardens Road and walk three blocks to Lefferts Blvd. where the Victorian Administration Building is located. To reach the Center
at Maple Grove, continue along Kew Gardens Rd until you find
The Center at 129th St. (Refer to first map above. )
The Briarwood/Van Wyck Subway Station showing the Pedestrian ENTRANCE to Maple Grove Cemetery on the Van Wyck Service Road. Refer to first map to view locations and distance from this entrance to The Center at Maple Grove and The Victorian Building.
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