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(Photo: Untermyer sculpture in Woodlawn Cemetery designed by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Allison Meier: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/society-adventures-the-entombed-parrot-of-woodlawn-cemetery)

 

Date: Saturday, June 14, 1PM – 3PM
Event Location: The Woodlawn Cemetery, 517 E 233rd Street, Bronx, NY

Reservations are required:
SPLIA members and young preservationists (under 30): $15
Non-members: $20

Long Island’s cultural heritage is as vast as the island itself and extends well beyond the boundaries of the region. At the turn-of-the-twentieth century grand country house estates were built on Long Island by the nation’s wealthiest families. Today some of the former patrons of these grand estates are now “permanent residents” of The Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, where their mausolea are as grand as their Long Island country houses.

Every summer SPLIA hosts an annual Country House Benefit at a private estate on Long Island. This year the party will be at the Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Studio in Old Westbury, designed by the firm Delano & Aldrich in 1918. As a way to connect our Country House Benefit to the greater regional cultural heritage, SPLIA will be sponsoring a walking tour at The Woodlawn Cemetery on SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 1PM – 3 PM. The tour will highlight Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s sculptural commissions, the Whitney memorial, and other eternal homes of some of Long Island’s former residents.

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