|Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery, Inc., a Non For Profit Organization|
127-15 Kew Gardens Road
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
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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 in 2014!
Click here to see The Friends of Maple Grove 2014 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 email@example.com.
Or Sign-Up online using PayPal here.
Check out a recap and photos from the August 16 INTERNATIONAL MUSIC CONCERT! AT MAPLE GROVE CEMETERY. To see information on this and other 2014 past events, go to our 2014 Past Events Page. Click here to go to our 2014 Past Events page.
SPIRITS ALIVE EVENTS! As part of Open House New York Weekend, Friends of Maple Grove is presenting Spirits Alive 2014 on Saturday, October 11. Spirits Alive begins with a self guided walking tour from 2 to 5pm with actors wearing period costumes as they play the roles of the cemetery’s most illustrious figures. Event takes place at Maple Grove Cemetery – Victorian Monumental Park Section, 83-15 Kew Gardens Rd at Lefferts Blvd. entrance. $5 per person. Members and children under 12 free.
Visitors are encouraged to dress in period costumes. In case of rain, event will be held at The Center at Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd.
Click here to see a flier with more information about the Spirits Alive Walking Tour.
The festivities continue that evening with the SPIRITS ALIVE at TWILIGHT CONCERT from 6:30 – 7:30pm. The concert will feature the incredible vocal talents of Dakota Mac Leod. She and the band will honor the many Musical Treasures found at Maple Grove.
Concert held at Celebration Hall at the Center at Maple Grove: 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd. The concert is FREE, but Phone/email RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED: (347) 878-6614 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to see a flier with more information about the Spirits Alive at Twilight Concert.
MUMMYMANIA! On Saturday, October 18 and 25 from 1-4pm, Friends of Maple Grove will hold an Ancient Egyptian Art Workshop for kids. This brand new workshop will be conducted by Maple Grove historian and award winning teacher Carl Ballenas. Those who attend will learn about ancient Egyptian history and burial customs. Students will make their own life-sized mummies and will learn how to write their name in Hieroglyphics! Held at Celebration Hall at the Center at Maple Grove: 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – Seating limited! $20 Fee for all supplies/Friends of Maple Grove Members $15.00. Call (347) 878-6614 for reservations.
Reservations can also be made using PayPal below:
Click here to see a flier with more information about this event.
TRUNK OR TREAT! Come join us on Friday, 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.
DEADLINE to register to display a decorated vehicle is OCTOBER 13! (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 email@example.com or call:
(347) 878 6614.
Click here to see schedule & guidelines.
Click here to see a flier about this event.
Click here to see a map for the day.
It will be an incredible, highly educational evening full of food, music, and history. It will make you ponder as you unravel the mystery. Chef Anthony Milburn will cater the evening.
Click here to see the menu for the evening and more information.
TiCKETS FOR THE 2014 MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER ARE SOLD OUT!
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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]
139th Anniversary This year (2014) marks the celebration of Maple Grove Cemetery's 139th Anniversary!
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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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