On Saturday September 17, 2005 at 2:00 PM, an extraordinary interactive walking tour will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery - The Spirits Alive! Walking Tour. (Rain date is September 18th.)
Actors will be dressed in period costumes and stand near the graves of notable persons from the Cemetery's historical monumental section. The characters portrayed will be the likes of Don Marquis, the illustrious author; The Bluebird of Mulberry Bend, a bad girl who found the loving hand of God; Elsie Dewolfe, illustrious actress and author; Mr. George W. Johnson, the first African American to record a song; plus many other historical figures who reach back 100 years ago. There will be stories of musicians, magicians, artists, and local residents that will come alive by the reenactment of the actors. A guide will take you through the cemetery. The stories are both interesting and touching.
Admission is $5.00. Children under 12 are admitted free. The cemetery is easily accessible - located at the end of Lefferts Boulevard and Kew Gardens Road in Kew Gardens. The Union Turnpike Station is just a few blocks away, where the E and the F train stop. Stay on the front of the train. For further info please call 718-847-6070.