Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery, Inc.,  a Non For Profit Organization
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127-15 Kew Gardens Road
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
(347) 878-6614
info@friendsofmaplegrove.org




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The Friends' Directors and Officers

Carl Ballenas - President

Andrea Crawford - Vice Chair

Andrew Koslosky - Vice Chair

Helen Day - Secretary

Malini Singh McDonald - Treasurer

Judy Close

Carol Goldman

Catherine (Cate) Ludlam

Alex Samaroo

Auxiliary Board Members

Jean Philippe Rancy

Inderia Bhola-Narine


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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]


calendarFRIENDS OF MAPLE GROVE in 2014!
Click here to see The Friends of Maple Grove 2014 tentative calendar and descriptions of upcoming events! Updated as of June 15 with the latest details!

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 info@friendsofmaplegrove.org.

Or Sign-Up online using PayPal here.

Science KidsCheck out a recap and photos from the June 21 ALLEY POND ENVIRONMENTAL Children's Science Workshop “TOOTH” BE TOLD. 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.

Upcoming Events:


Friends of Library Flier

Friends of Maple Grove President, Carl Ballenas, at Local Authors Series! On Monday, July 21 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm, teacher, author, local historian, and Friends of Maple Grove President Carl Ballenas will discuss the many books he has published on various parts of Queens, including Kew Gardens (2014), Jamaica (2011), Jamaica Estates (2010), Richmond Hill (2002), and of course, Maple Grove Cemetery (2006). Mr. Ballenas is the first guest speaker in the prospective Friends of the Briarwood Library’s “Meet our Local Authors” series. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Held at Briarwood Public Library, 85-12 Main Street, Briarwood, NY 11435.

Registration Not required

Click here to see a flier with more information about this event.


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If you're looking to find something wonderful in all the snow, CLICK HERE to see some lovely pictures of Maple Grove as a winter wonderland!


Announcement
NEWS / ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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!

Click here to go to the Grebe Radio website

February 2014
The G-Man Interviews: Carl Ballenas

African-American Legends of Maple Grove

Grammy Foundation to Honor George W. Johnson at Special Ceremony

(A Special Tribute Episode Celebrating Black History Month)

Click here to hear the interview

SewingSewing Volunteers!
Do you like to sew? Be a volunteer for our special projects and events! [More Details Here]



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]

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139th Anniversary This year (2014) marks the celebration of Maple Grove Cemetery's 139th Anniversary!

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 A History of Maple Grove Cemetery can be found on the
Kew Gardens History Web Site


Scroll down to see:

  • Maps and photographs showing the location of the two main buildings, the four main entrances, and walking directions from the Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike Subway Station.


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The above map shows the four main entrances (Labeled 1 to 4) into Maple Grove Cemetery and the two main buildings.
The Van Wyck/Briarwood Station for the E & F Trains is also shown. The Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike Station is out of view and shown
on another map below.


The Center Building at Maple Grove on Kew Gardens Road

The 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
Kew Gardens Road at 129th Street.


The rear view of the Center Building at Maple Grove

The 2007 Center at Maple Grove Cemetery Building showing the
back of the edifice. Location of Celebration Hall.


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Bird’s Eye view of the Center at Maple Grove Building.
Use side door entrance from Parking Lot. This is the location of the Kew Gardens Road at 129th Street ENTRANCE


The 1880 Victorian Administration Building The 1880 Victorian Administration Building  showing side view.


Looking from the Kew Gardens Road and Lefferts Boulevard intersection. 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 Queens Boulevard Entrance

Union Turnpike
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. )


Briarwood/Van Wyck Subway Station
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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