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The Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery is on the forefront of utilizing the historical resources of the cemetery and bringing its history to life.  With foresight and imagination, the fruits of our research are used as tools to bring tours, workshops, lectures, concerts and other events to the community outside our gates.  This is the place where history comes alive! Many of our programs are made possible by you, our members. Thank you for your continued support and contributions. Please support the Friends of Maple Grove by becoming a member.


Established in 2005, the Friends of Maple Grove, Inc. is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to supporting and enriching the operations of Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens, Queens, New York. Our mission is to honor, memorialize, and celebrate life while fostering public understanding and appreciation of the Cemetery's artistic, historical, horticultural, and cultural treasures. Through multicultural events and activities, we aim to preserve the tranquility of the environment and the privacy of families while highlighting the stories of the 117,000 individuals cared for at Maple Grove Cemetery. Our motto, "WHERE HISTORY COMES ALIVE," encapsulates our commitment to preserving the rich tapestry of the past for future generations.

What you leave behind is not that is engraved in stone but what is woven into the lives of others.

- Pericles

A haven of peace and beauty in a park-like setting

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