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VMF at Woodlawn Cemetary | Aug 11, 2013 @ 12 noon

Join the Vito Marcantonio Forum for a Guided Walk to Commemorate the 59th Anniversary of Vito Marcantonio’s Death
Woodlawn Cemetery | Sunday, August 11th, 12 noon
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WHAT: The Vito Marcantonio Forum is sponsoring a tour of Woodlawn Cemetery, where he is buried on Sunday, August 11, 2013 (two days after the fifty-ninth anniversary of Marc’s death) at 12:00 PM.
WHERE: we will meet at the Gate House and then proceed to Marc’s grave site. You are encouraged to bring flowers and your thoughts about Marc that you may want to share. After this gathering, which will be videoed, we will tour Woodlawn, an exquisitely lovely and neglected New York City historical site. Among many many others, we will view the monuments of Fiorello LaGuardia, Celia Cruz, and Duke Ellington.
ABOUT: Eleanor and Gerry, Koffler, who are extremely knowledgeable about Woodlawn, will facilitate our tour. The Kofflers are the authors of “Freeing the Angel from the Stone: A Guide to Piccirrillli Sculptures in New York,” which identifies and documents the work of seven brothers who came to the United States from Italy to engage in their work as master stone cutters and sculptors. Many of their finest works are located in Woodlawn.

 Woodlawn Cemetery is one-half block from the exit of the Woodlawn Station, the last stop on the #4 train. (The #5 and the #2 connect with the #4 at the 149th St./Grand Concourse Station, and the D connects with the #4 at the 161 Street Station.) There are bathrooms at the Gate House, but there are no stores of any kind nearby. After the tour, some of us will  reassemble at Giovanni’s, a restaurant on the southwest corner of 150th St & the Grand Concourse (across from Hostos), which serves great pizza and salads at Bronx prices. After dining, we will have a choice of the 4/5 & the 2.

equal or send to Greenwood Cemetery for its beauty and wealth of heritage.

CONTACT:  By phone don’t hesitate to call: Luis Romero @  718-839-5009.   Email: geraldjmeyer@aol.com