Maple Grove Cemetery
<>1) <>FRIENDS OF MAPLE GROVE CEMETERY (The Center/Office)
127-15 Kew Gardens Road
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
<>2) <>FRIENDS OF MAPLE GROVE CEMETERY (The Victorian Building)
83-15 Kew Gardens Road
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
(Events can take place at either building – check calendar for specifics)
For this site please contact the site supervisor listed below to schedule your service. Be sure to register your hours in GivePulse once complete.
Carl Ballenas – President of the Friends of Maple Grove
(718) 523 1876
Answering Machine (347) 878 6614
Website – www.friendsofmaplegrove.org
Nature and Purpose of Agency
Maple Grove Cemetery is a, 65-acre cemetery located in Kew Gardens. The not-for-profit, non-sectarian Maple Grove Cemetery Association, which operates the cemetery, was organized in 1875. Over the years, Maple Grove has played a key role in the development of local Queens County communities. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, they are actively exploring our past and the lives of those who have been laid to rest here. The Board Members of the Friends of Maple Grove are a volunteer group that works to enhance the historical aspect of the 140 year old cemetery. They have many seasonal events, programs and workshops throughout the year and are always looking for assistance.
Tasks Available for Students
Assistance is needed at the events, concerts, workshops etc (Dates for these seasonal events will be listed on the website calendar.
Scheduling can be flexible depending on the seasonal events. (If there are any interested students who would like to work with simple clean up in our Archives and storage area, mending and caring of the Costume Collection we can try to set a time for the hours the students require.)
Student Awareness/Special Instructions
If you arrive at the cemetery and become lost please call 646 229 2455 or ask at the front desk of the Center.
Take the Q46 bus to Queens Blvd and 78 Crescent. Walk across Queens Blvd. to Kew Gardens Road and follow it south to Maple Grove cemetery which will be on the left. When you reach Lefferts Blvd. you will find the first entrance gate and the Victorian Building. If you are looking for the Center continue on Kew Gardens Road until the second entrance and you will be at the Center.
Head south on Utopia Parkway which turns into Homelawn Street after passing under the Grand Central Parkway. Continue along Homelawn Street and made a right onto Hillside Avenue. Continue along Hillside Avenue passing Queens Blvd. and over the Van Wyck Expressway overpass and make a right unto Kew Gardens Road. Maple Grove is a few block north on the right. First entrance is for the CENTER. If the event is at the Victorian Building continue on Kew Gardens Road until the second entrance at the Lefferts Blvd. intersection.