|Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery, Inc., a Non 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 in 2015!
Click here to see The Friends of Maple Grove 2015 calendar and descriptions of upcoming events!
RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY OR BECOME A NEW MEMBER!
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Check out a recap and photos from the May 23 MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE! To see information on this and other 2015 past events, go to our 2015 Past Events Page. Click here to go to our 2015 Past Events page.
To see highlights from Past Events from 2014 and earlier, click here.
Civil War Living History Weekend!
SUNDAY, June 7, 2015, 11am - 4pm.
The Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery continually honors the many veterans found at Maple Grove Cemetery. On Sunday, June 7, 2015 we will be honoring the Civil War Veterans at Maple Grove Cemetery and mark the 150th Anniversary of the ending of the Civil War. The Friends of Maple Grove are fortunate to have the NY 26th USCT (United States Colored Troops) conduct a full day event at Maple Grove Cemetery on June 7, 2015. This event will be remarkable and one you will not forget and is FREE to the public.
The NY 26th USCT is a Civil War Reenacting group based in the NYC area, and active in the Tri State area. They provide educational enrichment programs, demonstrations, talks at living history events, classrooms, and battle reenactments. They are fully equipped Civil War historical interpreters and living historians portraying the unique and distinct African Heritage soldiers of the USCT raised in NY who fought in the American Civil War. They participate in parades, and other ceremonies, host living history encampments and cultural enrichment events, and conduct historical talks about the military, social, cultural, educational, economic and political history of the NY USCT and its members.
Please mark your calendars and read the flier which provides a careful listing of all that will happen on that day. The NY 26th USCT have taken great pains to tailor the event to include many of the great Civil War connections found in Maple Grove Cemetery including the historic Shiloh African American Burial Ground. We also have many noted Civil War veterans including two who were given the Congressional Medal of Honor; Major George Corliss and Quartermaster Edward Wright. Other Civil War veterans include Col. William Sterling Cogswell, one of the founders of Maple Grove Cemetery and John Sutphin for whom Sutphin Boulevard was named. For further information please email email@example.com or call (347) 878 6614
Click here to see a flier about this event
Major Civil War Find at Maple Grove Cemetery!
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]
140th Anniversary This year (2015) marks the celebration of Maple Grove Cemetery's 140th 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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