Several years ago, the trustees of Maple Grove Cemetery came to grips with the reality that while we value our Administration Building as an historical symbol of our past, we must embrace a future of providing adequate space for family meetings and reunions, for community participation activities sponsored by our Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery group, and for staff work. Gradually, the concept of The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery emerged around the notion of paying tribute to life, inspiration and remembrance. 

 Going beyond traditional thinking and opening new possibilities for bringing people together, the Center at Maple Grove will answer the needs of present and future generations. This multi-purpose facility will stand as a 18,000-square foot landmark, set amid the pastoral 65-acre backdrop offered by our cemetery. From a winding Labyrinth and peaceful Meditation Garden to an impressive Celebration Pavilion, the Center at Maple Grove will offer a diversity of experience and a welcoming haven.

 A refuge for the spirit and a place of comfort and inspiration, this Center will serve multiple purposes. It will offer interment and remembrance space and provide a place where cemetery families and clientele can gather. In addition, the facility will be a location where the Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery can offer programs and educational/cultural activities.


Visitors will be welcomed into a spacious lobby that engages the eye with a fused glass window, tranquil water display and lush botanic garden. A Family Room, for approximately 30 persons, designed with working hearth in charming living room style, will offer quiet respite and an opportunity for families to gather.
The larger Meeting Room, fully equipped with state-of-the-art technical capabilities suitable for filming, teleconferencing and web-casting, will be an ideal venue for larger family gatherings or meetings and activities sponsored by the Friends group.
Adding to the scope of the building, the Celebration Pavilion  will accommodate up to 200 people who may gather to recognize anniversaries of a loved one’s passing or for family reunions.
The picturesque lake view, visible through a floor-to-ceiling glass window, will add to the atmosphere of an event.
For burial and memorial options, The Center is designed with two handsomely appointed rooms with space for over two thousand glass front niches for the interment of cremated remains and display of memorabilia and treasures honoring a loved one. This area will host interment ceremonies and memorials as well. Space on the granite Wall of Memories will be available for purchase and inscription with messages of endearment or honor for a loved one.
For additional information call us at (718) 544-3600 or visit us.  We are located at 127-15 Kew Gardens Road , Kew Gardens , Queens , New York .


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