|Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery, Inc., a Not 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 2016!
Click here to see The Friends of Maple Grove 2016 'tentative' calendar and descriptions of upcoming events! Check back often for updates!
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Check out a recap and photos from the April 16, 2016 FRAMED ART JEWELRY WORKSHOP! To see information on this and other 2016 past events, go to our 2016 Past Events Page. Click here to go to our 2016 Past Events page.
To see highlights from Past Events from 2015 and earlier, click here.
MUSIC FOR LIFE: CELEBRATING LARRY SHERMAN! A Multi Media Event at Maple Grove honoring Larry Sherman will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2016. The Lower Lobby will have a Photo Exhibit of Larry’s stunning photos. The exhibit will open at 5 PM and there will be a FREE concert in the Celebration Hall starting at 6 PM.
This Multi Media Event will take place at the The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, NY 11415. Free Parking on the cemetery grounds. Handicapped accessible.
Free admission. Limited Seating: Call for reservations: 347-878-6614
here to see a flier with more
information about this event.
FAMILY & CHILDREN FUN LIVING HISTORY ENCAMPMENT & FREE COLONIAL CONCERT! On Saturday, May 14, 2016. an open green-space at historic Maple Grove, near the 225 years plus old red oak tree, will be transformed into an American Revolutionary War encampment with over a dozen historical props and period structures that will take the audience through a spectacular time travel journey to educate and culturally enrich the public about life in 18th Century Queens & Long Island, and provide an expanded narrative on the battle of Long Island and the American War of Independence. There will also be a FREE COLONIAL CONCERT at 4:30 PM at the Maple Grove Cultural Center.
Saturday, May 14, 10am–4pm -
Living History Encampment on the GRASSY GROVE near the MAPLE GROVE
Victorian Building at Lefferts Blvd and Kew Gardens Rd Entrance
Click here to see a flier with more information about this event.
Click here to see a flier about the FREE COLONIAL CONCERT.
Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery honors the memory of
30, 1841 – April 10, 1911)
Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery in the News!!
Click here to see the NY1 report on The Friends of Maple Grove event honorimg the Civil War Veterans at Maple Grove Cemetery and marking the 150th Anniversary of the ending of the Civil War.
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!
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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]
141st Anniversary This year (2016) marks the celebration of Maple Grove Cemetery's 141st 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
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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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