Friends of Maple Grove

The Josephine Foundation partners with the Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery presenting a self-guided walking tour through time called, Spirits Alive!  A cast of over twenty actors dressed in period costumes portray some of Maple Grove’s most illustrious and historical figures from the past. Spirits Alive! is the highlight event at Maple Grove Cemetery during the Open House NY Weekend every October. The Friends of Maple Grove is an organization that believes a cemetery can have a dual purpose; celebrating and honoring those who came before us and paying tribute to life. Spirits Alive! uses the performing Arts to remember and honor to our history. Maple Grove today is far more than a traditional non-sectarian cemetery. It is a serene park and center for wild life; it is a place of spiritual beauty and antiquity. It is a haven of 65 magnificent acres for those who wish to walk the grounds in quiet contemplation. But even more, Maple Grove has become a friend to the Queens, New York area, providing educational, cultural and spiritual events for children and adults alike. Continuing its commitment to celebrating life, Maple Grove heralds its fine state-of-the-art Center, offering a host of opportunities for evolving community relationships.

Events such as Spirits Alive, Murder Mystery, Trunk or Treat, Day of Remembrance, and the Memorial Day Service along with many other events help pay tribute and keep alive the spirit