Woodlawn Conservancy August eNews
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Music and Dance at Woodlawn

Jazz Trolley Tours and Lincoln Center's Silent Disco  

Music has always played a big part in Woodlawn's programming, but this summer we're including it in new and unusual ways! After a successful first run last month, the Jazz Trolley Tour returns on August 16th. The trolley allows us to stop by every influential figure in jazz history and also play musical selections from the artists we visit. 

On August 30th, the Lincoln Center is bringing their Silent Disco event to all 5 boroughs, and Woodlawn is proud to have been chosen as the Bronx location. A dance floor will be set up on Fairview Lawn, and our Jerome Avenue entrance will stay open until 8pm for the event. Make sure to get there for the 4pm start however, as a salsa instructor will be on site for a dance lesson! In celebration of Woodlawn resident 'Celia Cruz' one of the music channels will stream salsa music all evening long.

Of course you shouldn't miss our other events, starting with tomorrow's TreesCount. We're also excited to welcome cemetery historian Richard Sauers for his Eccentric New Yorkers tour, and of course, Second Sunday tours are scheduled as usual. 

Upcoming Events
See a list of upcoming events and tours, and don't miss the regularly scheduled Second Sunday Tour on August 9th!
TreesCount 2015 - Woodlawn Heights
Sunday, August 2nd
11AM to 4PM

Woodlawn Conservancy is proud to participate in New York City’s 2015 tree census - NYC Parks’ effort to map and catalogue every street tree on every block in New York City. Volunteer with us for a fun day of learning how to identify trees. We’ll provide refreshments and you get to take home a tree ID guide!

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Jazz Trolley Tour
Sunday, August 16th

Hop on the Bronx Trolley and take a ride through Jazz history! Woodlawn’s status as ‘Jazz cemetery’ is secured by being the last resting place of musicians like WC Handy, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and many others. The tour will take you from the Harlem Renaissance through to modern innovators of the genre while we play a selection of the compositions by the artists we visit. 
Eccentric New Yorkers
Sunday, August 23rd

A walking tour of notable and obscure residents whose lives leaned toward the eccentric. Given their wealth, the city’s newspapers were all too eager to print stories about their lifestyles, and readers were just as eager to read them. Now, you can hear their stories too. 
An Update on our Stone Preservation Program

Since we announced The Woodlawn Cemetery Preservation Training Program back in early July, all 12 interns within the program have successfully completed their fourth week of classes and have done well on their midterm exams! 

The initial weeks focused on classroom instruction on everything from stone types, quarry locations, to safety training. The students are now applying what they learned out in the field: they are practicing laying down foundations for headstones, cleaning stones using a variety of methods, and have spent time in the past week repointing a wall of one of the cemetery's buildings.

At the end of August, the interns will spend one week at the International Masonry Institute's Long Island City facilities to complete OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and scaffolding training. 

We wish the interns all the best in the next 4 weeks and thank the World Monuments Fund again for their partnership in this program.

Lincoln Center's Silent Disco
Sunday, August 30th
4PM - 8PM

The Lincoln Center is coming to Woodlawn with their annual summer ‘Silent Disco’. DJs will be on site to stream a selection of disco, salsa, and swing music directly to individual headphones, while your surroundings remain… well, silent! As a celebration of salsa legend, and Woodlawn resident, Celia Cruz, a salsa instructor will offer dance lessons at the start of the event. Bring family and friends, and join us on Fairview Lawn for this unique, free event!
The cemetery’s Jerome Avenue entrance will remain open after hours for this event.

*Photo of 2014 Queens Silent Disco event courtesy of Kevin Yatarola.
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