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Kew Gardens Cemetery to Turn Into Civil War Camp for Event

The free event will mark the 150th anniversary of the war's end in June 1865.   

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Have a Halloween Tailgating Party at a Victorian Cemetery

The "trunk-or-treat" event features trick-or-treating out of people's trunks.

Jamaica »

TIMELINE: Jamaica High School's Highs and Lows Over the Past Century

Jamaica High School educated politicians, authors and filmmakers before closing this summer.

Kew Gardens »

Kew Gardens Cemetery to Celebrate Its History with Mock Victorian Wedding

Maple Grove will also host its first Victorian hat making workshop.

Kew Gardens »

Pioneering African-American Recording Artist to be Honored at Cemetery

A plaque will be unveiled to honor George Washington Johnson on the 100th anniversary of his death.

Kew Gardens »

Book Reveals Kew Gardens' Transformation from Golf Course to Bustling Nabe

The book includes around 200 historical photos, some that have never been published.

Kew Gardens »

Residents Say Dilapidated Historic Kew Gardens House Is an Eyesore

The house on Beverly Road has been decaying for about a decade.

Kew Gardens »

Kew Gardens Cemetery Hosts Summer Science Workshops for Kids

During workshops, children will study ecology and interact with animals.

Kew Gardens »

Queens Cemetery Celebrates the Macabre With Victorian Funeral Party

The event at Maple Grove will feature costumes and the history of certain funeral customs.

Kew Gardens »

Puppet- and Robot-Making Workshops a Scream at Queens Cemetery

The classes are being offered next month at the historic Maple Grove Cemetery.

Kew Gardens »

Queens Cemetery to Celebrate Valentine's Day With Love Tales From Beyond

Maple Grove Cemetery will host a Valentine’s Day event Saturday called “Love Never Dies.”

Kew Gardens »

Queens Cemetery Comes Alive with History and Entertainment Programs

Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens is organizing a holiday caroling event Friday evening.

Jamaica & Hollis »

Queens Historian Leads Students on Quest for Prestigious Award

Carl Ballenas' students at Immaculate Conception in Jamaica Estates are competing for a $10K prize.