A Special Place
Referred to as a haven of peace and beauty within a park-like setting, Maple Grove Cemetery is a gracious, historic 65-acre rural cemetery. It is conveniently located off Queens Boulevard and the Van Wyck Expressway in Kew Gardens, an urban village-like neighborhood in the borough of Queens, New York City. It is an active, non-sectarian progressive cemetery with an enduring reputation for providing caring, sensitive services and thoughtful options to honor loved ones.
The beautiful grounds make Maple Grove Cemetery an exceptional place. As a rural cemetery the landscape includes gentle rolling hills, several gardens, a lake, a labyrinth and a magnificent collection of trees, shrubbery and flowers that make it a beautiful kaleidoscope throughout the four seasons. This pastoral space that is Maple Grove provides dignified resting places for those who repose here and a place of serenity and comfort to those who visit.
While having an impressive history, Maple Grove Cemetery anticipates the future. Old traditions of burial have been harmoniously blended with contemporary alternatives for interment. In addition to conventional in-ground and crypt burials there are provisions for the interment of ashes: in ground, above ground and indoors.
Established in 1875, Maple Grove continues to serve as an integral part of evolving Queens communities; not only as a final resting place for loved ones, but also as a place to celebrate lives passed and to be a cultural resource for families and visitors. The Center is a contemporary building flexibly designed to serve the needs of our families through phases of life’s transitions. It is also a familiar community center where The Friends of Maple Grove, a non-profit, membership organization whose mission is to increase public awareness of Maple Grove's historical, horticultural and cultural resources, hosts events for the general public appropriate for all ages.
Maple Grove Cemetery Association, which was organized in 1875, operates the not-for-profit, non-sectarian cemetery.
- Offering a wide range of interment, memorial and spiritual options in a garden-like setting of exceptional beauty;
- Providing professional services along with caring and compassionate advice to families planning for the burial, commemoration or life celebration of their loved one.
- Preserving, maintaining and improving our natural, architectural, cultural and historical resources for the benefit of families, Friends and the community.
Our tranquil, dignified Living Room overlooking the vista of the rural and park sections punctuated with a sparkling lake allows families to meet with our counselors to discuss our Services to honor their loved one. Up-to-date administrative offices provide efficient space to address the official requirements of our families in their time of emotional difficulty.
Incorporated within the building is a serene, peaceful Columbarium with glass fronted niches for cremated remains. The Columbarium is soothing space for a memorial service and meditation.
Convenient for family and friends to assemble prior to an interment is our commodious lobby. The Celebration and Community Rooms in The Center are ideal following interment for gatherings for life celebrations, or anniversaries and other of life’s events. Full catering is available. Easily accessible to public transportation and major highways, The Center has on-site parking and is handicapped accessible.
Friends of Maple Grove
To celebrate the past with the living, Maple Grove works closely with the volunteers of The Friends of Maple Grove, a non-profit, membership organization created to increase public awareness of Maple Grove's historical and cultural resources, as well as appreciation of the Cemetery's park-like ambiance, through exciting activities for the general public. Throughout the year we bring to the community educational and historically based events at The Center and on Cemetery grounds.