Families are invited to Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx on October 16 to celebrate the 147-year-old Cemetery’s National Historic Landmark designation. The Cemetery is hosting a free, scavenger hunt for 7 to 12-year-olds at 2:00pm to introduce kids to important figures in American history, as well as the art, architecture, and natural features at Woodlawn. Kids will search for the grave of the author of Yankee Doodle Dandy, George M. Cohan; seek out one of New York’s “Great Trees”; hunt for a stone sculpture of a mouse; and find a host of other interesting things in the beautiful, park-like setting.
Parents will enjoy a fall-foliage tour and get the rare opportunity to go inside the mausoleums of some of the Cemetery’s most famous people. At 3:00pm, there will be a performance by the Bardekova Ensemble—a woodwind quintet based in the Bronx. Among their repertory are works by some of Woodlawn’s most famous musicians, including Duke Ellington and Miles Davis. Woodlawn’s National Historic Landmark plaque will be unveiled at 1:00pm.
All events are free of charge. Registration at nhl.thewoodlawncemetery.org or 718-920-1463 x500 is appreciated.