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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Carl Ballenas 'Images of America' books, at the Arcadia Publishing website.
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Great Trees
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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

Susan Horwich

Steven Martinez


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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 calendar and descriptions of upcoming events!

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.

Trunk or Treat PicCheck out a recap and photos from the October 31 TRUNK OR TREAT! HALLOWEEN EVENT AT MAPLE GROVE CEMETERY. 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:

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2014 MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER! On Saturday, November 15 at 7pm, Friends of Maple Grove will present an AN EGYPTIAN/ VICTORIAN MURDER MYSTERY featuring the Talents of The JOSEPHINE FOUNDATION ACTORS!
It will be an incredible, highly educational evening full of food, music, and history. It will make you ponder as you unravel the mystery. Chef Anthony Milburn will cater the evening.
Click here to see the menu for the evening and more information.

TiCKETS FOR THE 2014 MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER ARE SOLD OUT!

Click here to see a flier about this event.


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NEWS / ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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!

Click here to go to the Grebe Radio website


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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

Take the Walking Tour!

        walking tour map

The 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!

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Click here to see Walking Tour Map back

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  • 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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