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East Harlem Preservation, Inc. 10th Anniversary Celebration: Honoring Our Community’s Past, Present & Future!

East Harlem Preservation, Inc. 10th Anniversary Celebration

Please join the East Harlem Preservation team on Thursday, November 5th as we celebrate our 10th year of community service and advocacy at the East Harlem Café from 6-9 p.m. Click here to RSVP or make a donation.Enjoy a variety of delicious food from local restaurants, cash bar, raffle prizes, silent auction, and live entertainment as you support our continued efforts to preserve and promote the neighborhood’s culture and diversity.

We thank you and look forward to celebrating our community’s past, present and future with you on November 5th!

WHAT:   East Harlem Preservation, Inc. 10th Annual Celebration!
WHEN:   Thursday, November 5th from 6-9 pm
WHERE: East Harlem Cafe, 1651 Lexington Avenue @ 104th Street

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Artwork: East 107th Street mural of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera by Natalie del Villar, Marthalicia Matarrita, and Xen Medina; commissioned by East Harlem Preservation, Inc. with support from the Historic Districts Council.

East Harlem Preservation, Inc. 10th Anniversary Celebration: Honoring Our Community's Past, Present & Future!



Saturday, September 26, 2015

Scavenger Hunt starts at 2:00PM; Reception immediately following  at The Rambling House

Meet at the Work Gate, East 233rd Street between Katonah Avenue and Vireo Avenue (across from 329 E. 233rdStreet and one block west of Woodlawn’s main entrance at Webster Avenue)

Take the 2 train to 233rd Street or

Metro North to the Woodlawn stop- Only a half hour ride from Grand Central $13 round trip

                     $10 per team (up to 4 people per team)

Usher in the fall season by exploring one of New York City’s most famed cemeteries!

This fun-filled scavenger hunt of The Woodlawn Cemetery will celebrate some of this National Historic Landmark’s most famous residents, landscapes, and monuments, as well as the adjacent Woodlawn Heights neighborhood, one of the Historic Districts Council’s 2015 Six to Celebrate!

Choose from five themed trails in search of some of the cemetery’s most famous memorials and sites. Each trail covers 1.5 miles (no hills!) of the cemetery’s picturesque lanes, and will last roughly 60-90 minutes.

All you have to do is register your team (up to 4 people per team), either online or at check-in on the day of the event. Once your team is checked in, you will receive a starting time, then follow the clues for your Woodlawn adventure! The first team to finish on each trail will win a prize! All ages are welcome.

Join us after the hunt for prizes and refreshments at the Rambling House, a popular local pub in Woodlawn Heights!


TRAIL #1 Architecture: Search the cemetery for monuments and mausolea designed by New York’s great architects – McKim Mead & White, Carrere & Hastings, and many more.

TRAIL #2 Trains: Find the spectacular mausolea of the infamous robber barons who built America’s railways.

TRAIL #3 Messages in Stone: Look for the beautiful carved flowers, butterflies, birds and trees that are featured on Woodlawn’s unusual monuments.

TRAIL #4 Faces of Woodlawn:  Discover the stories of some colorful New York characters as you locate their portraits in bronze, marble, and glass.

TRAIL #5 Great Glass:  Peep inside some of the great tombs to locate the wonderful windows that light up in the afternoon sunshine.


Established in 1863, the 400-acre Woodlawn Cemetery is the final resting place of many historic figures and has the largest and finest collection of funerary art in the nation. All proceeds will be donated to the Woodlawn Conservancy.


Sponsored by the Historic Districts Council, Woodlawn Conservancy, and Women of Woodlawn.