OCTOBER 29, 30 and 31, 2011

Creep Through One of the Nation’s Oldest Cemeteries and the Final Resting Place of Notorious New Yorkers

WHAT: Spooky Halloween Tours at Woodlawn

This year, the spookiest annual Halloween event in NYC is getting a dramatic makeover. On October 29, 30 and 31, an early evening walk through Woodlawn Cemetery comes ALIVE with real-life interpretations of NYC legends and lore, surreal tales of unsolved mysteries and murders, and more. City Lore Folklorist Elena Martinez leads the tours, accompanied by bagpipers and other mysterious characters. We can’t reveal too much, but visitors should bring a flashlight, and this tour is not for the faint-hearted.

WHEN: October 29, 30 and 31; tours begin at 6PM and 7PM nightly

COST: $20 admission fee.

Reservations are required for the Halloween tours: Brian Sahd, Executive Director, Friends of Woodlawn, (718) 920-1470,

WHERE: The Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York

Directions: The Woodlawn Cemetery is the last stop on the IRT #4 train. The cemetery is also accessible from the Metro North Railroad Harlem Line (Woodlawn Station). For those traveling by car, Woodlawn can be reached from the E. 233rd St. exit off the Major Deegan (#13) and the Bronx River Parkway (#10).

Groups meet at the Jerome Ave. entrance (near Bainbridge Ave., across from the last stop on the #4 train).

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. In addition, the New York Council for the Humanities is a funder of this program. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

If you would like to attend an event, or to speak with a Woodlawn representative, please contact Stephanie Wolf at (732) 322-3698



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  1. I don’t know about this one…. Scurred of the cemeteries at night 🙁


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