So You Want to See Dead People In The Bronx?

It is another visit to another New York City cemetery and as you can tell this one is in “The Bronx”

- Overview

This cemetery is the famous Woodlawn cemetery and is distinction it is number rich, famous people buried there along with the large amount of mausoleums.

Here is a link to the their website: http://www.thewoodlawncemetery.org/site/

Here is a link of a list of who is buried there: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodlawn_Cemetery_%28Bronx%29

If you have been with me to another famous New York City cemetery, Green-Wood in Brooklyn or have visited Green-Wood on your own, I try to describe the differences are in the cemeteries the best way I can

- My Comparisons With Green-Wood and Woodlawn

I would say Woodlawn has more mausoleums than Green-Wood and some are huge. So huge they dwarf some of monuments you can see many places in New York City of famous people from the past. I seen the largest mausoleums at Green-Wood and they are in average size to compare to the large ones at Woodlawn.

Green-Wood has the rolling hills, lakes, trees and curved paths that make for a very scenic place to photograph. Woodlawn is mostly flat with some areas have rolling hills and it does have a lake but not anything like Green-Wood.

Woodlawn has vast amount of statues and many of them are very artistic style. Since Green-Wood is close to the Hudson River I find cooler temperatures to when walking around. Many areas of Woodlawn have no shade so it can be hot if you do not find that shade of a tree to get out of the sun.

Both cemeteries are open to the public to visit. Both places offer maps, since they are very large cemeteries you need a map to explore it correctly. Both have a visitor centers. Both are nearby public transportation, the New York City subway and Woodlawn is also served by Metro North.

Green-Wood does not disappoint a photographer what they can photograph I think Woodlawn does not disappoint too. A photographer who has shot photographs at Green-Wood would be wrong expecting the same cemetery photographs when visiting Woodlawn.

- Woodlawn Photography Policy

I have to point out Woodlawn has a photography policy as they require paperwork to be filled out. Here is a link of their photography permit http://www.thewoodlawncemetery.org/site/forms/WOODLAWN-PHOTOGRAPHY-PERMIT.pdf and you will need a photo ID too. There is no fee for the photography permit!

- Transportation

The subway lines 2,5 are close buy three blocks away from the entrance and Metro North's Woodlawn stop is a block away from the cemetery entrance.

- The Meetup Spot - Updated 07/11/2013

The Meetup stop is at the entrance of Woodlawn cemetery. I will be taking the Metro North train from Grand Central Station to the Woodlawn stop. I will be taking the 11:25 train which will arrive at Woodlawn 11.51 AM and that is plenty of time to get to the entrance. We will be leaving at 12:05 PM to fill out permit. If you want to meet me for the train that is ok as I will be in the first car.

I will be driving but I will be meeting the Metro North Train when it arrives at 11.51 AM at the Woodlawn station wearing a hat, glasses and holding a sign that say "Safari Meetup"

Please do not be late as you are going to have to hard time catching up to us.

The night before the event I will sent out an email to those who have signup for the Meetup, with my cell# and you can text my cell # too.

- When Does it End?

The cemetery closes at 5:00 PM. So we will be at the entrance to leave at 4:15pm and the Merto North train leaves at 4:32 PM. Anyone can leave earlier just let me know so you can say goodbye and I will feel good inside.

- Other Things

I would advise you depending on the weather to wear sun screen, a hat and bring some water. There is a store, located inside a gas station where you can by water that is right across from Woodlawn’s entrance where we meeting.

- The Price for this Meetup is $3

The money goes help to pay the cost of running this meetup. So please when you show up at the Meeting spot, when you see me please pay the $3. I do not keep track who is paid and I hate asking for money.

Below are some of my snapshots from Woodlawn Cemetery and I hope to see you all there.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  • John D.

    Sandra, I saw the same link. Also, there are 2 sculptures. One marble, one bronze. The bronze one we saw was supposed to be in a museum somewhere and the marble at the cemetery. Clearly they have them flipped. I think the marble will be the permanent one when things are.....more permanent

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Sandra F.

    This link was on my facebook. Interesting, but the tomb of the couple embracing by two artists still alive. Others posted showing artists in Woodlawn and Greenwood Cemetery
    http://hyperallergic.com/76916/the-tombs-of-artists-a-last-statement-from-the-grave/

    August 2, 2013

  • John D.

    I really enjoyed myself. Glad I brought water. Unique alternative to some other places with dead people

    July 14, 2013

  • Sandra F.

    Bill, a great leader, and interesting sites to photograph. Enjoyed meeting some known and new photographers and sharing ideas.

    July 14, 2013

  • iz

    I, of little faith, am so sorry I didn't attend. Enjoyed viewing the posted photos and hope Bill plans another trip to the site.

    July 14, 2013

  • Chris L.

    Yes indeed, a great day and night. Cemeteries are such fun, thank for putting this together Bill, great location. No stars at the night thing but 6 second exposures of Mausoleums in the dark look cool! I would go back anyday.

    July 14, 2013

  • Julie Ann L.

    Bill you are a great photo tour guide. Thanks for showing us your favourite places in the cemetery... very memorable and beautiful!
    Sonya so happy you invited me today!!

    July 13, 2013

    • SC S.

      Happy you enjoyed it.

      July 14, 2013

  • SC S.

    Bill enjoyed the meet. Thanks for organising a memorable day. Looking forward to the next one.

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The organizer did a great job of knowing where to go. I would just suggest a bit more flexibility if people want to do their own things.

    July 13, 2013

  • Sandra F.

    Bill, you are a great photo guide. Thanks for sharing this site with us. Looking forward to the next one. Enjoyed the walk!

    July 13, 2013

  • John D.

    Bravo Bill!! Excellent choice and great prep. Ya done good! thanks for setting this up.

    July 13, 2013

  • Julie Ann L.

    Had a wonderful time and looking forward to the next photo adventure!

    July 13, 2013

  • michele

    Wonderful day with no rain!.. It was great meeting everyone and the place has so much to see..Will go again..Thanks!

    July 13, 2013

  • Chris T.

    Another Great Day!!

    July 13, 2013

  • Margaret W.

    iI'am so sorry I missed this but I live in NJ & it was raining this am & forecasted to rain most of day. Hope you do this again or maybe will do a solo excursion.

    July 13, 2013

  • Chris T.

    Runnnning late, i will try to find you guys

    July 13, 2013

  • Sandra F.

    There is parking inside by entrance. Will meet group here

    July 13, 2013

  • John D.

    I think Bil's' map from th link above is good. Anyway, park ner the train station because thats where he meeting starts. I definitely going and hoping for he weather to break a bit

    July 13, 2013

  • John D.

    Quick not, if you use the Cemetery's on line directions by car it leads you to the Jerome avenue entrance. I presume we are meeting at he entrance next to Metro North

    July 13, 2013

  • Caryl

    I don't think it's a good day (too wet w/60% chance of heavy rain). I really wanted to go....but.....not today.

    July 13, 2013

  • iz

    I may not attend, as I'm in Jersey and this morning it's been raining intermittently. So, unless it dries up soon, I instead will go to the movies to see Dead People on the Screen.

    July 13, 2013

  • Sandra F.

    I will be driving so where do I meet u

    July 12, 2013

    • Sandra F.

      OK, and will see you then

      July 13, 2013

  • Sandra F.

    and is there parking. I could not find info on parking on their site

    July 12, 2013

  • Eileen R.

    Will be there at 8 PM ... too long a day for me. Next time Bill. R.I. was great fun! You know how to through a photo party! :)

    July 12, 2013

  • Diane

    sorry! something came up that Sat am and I won't make it up to the Bronx on time. Hope can join again next time.

    July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Already signed up with NYC Photographers for the the 13th

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    thought this date was the 14, error

    July 9, 2013

  • Eileen R.

    I am already going to Woodlawn Cemetery to an Astrophotography Class with AAA that same night.

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • Fabio T

    Sorry, I will be out of the country... :o(

    1 · July 1, 2013

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