Arboretum Application Meeting – Tomorrow

European Larch (Larix decidua), located in Greenlawn Cemetery


Tomorrow morning at 9:30AM Dr. Lisa Delissio and her students will be meeting at Greenlawn Cemetery to work on completing the ArbNet application for Level I arboretum accreditation.  This is a collaboration between Salem State University, the city of Salem, and Friends of Greenlawn and the more hands helping, the better!  Please come and join us in front of the cemetery office just inside the Orne St entrance.

Again, this event is happening *tomorrow*, Wednesday, May 29th at 9:30AM.


Historic Salem is celebrating their 75th anniversary and you’re invited!



Historic Salem is celebrating 75 years of historic preservation within the city of Salem this year with an event at the Hawthorne Hotel this Sunday, June 2, 2019.  Since their inception 75 years ago, they have been helping groups like the Friends of Greenlawn and many others in our efforts to help restore and preserve Salem’s historic treasures so that they’re not lost forever.  Please join us in this celebration!

Event Details:

Date: Sun, June 2, 2019
Time: begins at 6:00PM
Where: Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Sq W, Salem, MA
Cost: $75.00 per ticket for Historic Salem members & Christmas in Salem volunteers; $100.00 per ticket for non-members; tickets can be purchased through Historic Salem’s website here:
More information: this is an event being hosted by Historic Salem, so they’re the best ones to contact if you have any questions about the event that have not been covered here or on their event page.  Their contact information can be found here:

Memorial Day Events – Monday, May 27th (tomorrow)



The Friends of Greenlawn would like to wish you a happy Memorial Day!

To celebrate all that our armed forces men and women have sacrificed in their service, the city of Salem will be having a parade tomorrow, Monday, May 27th, that will wrap up with a ceremony held in Greenlawn Cemetery and followed by a gathering at the VFW on Derby St afterwards.  We hope to see you there as we celebrate our veterans.

Memorial Day Details:

Date: Monday, May 27th (tomorrow!)

10:30AM – the parade will depart from Commercial St in Salem; free trolley rides will be available for any veteran who is unable to march

11:00AM – the ceremony with honored guests will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery, at the Civil War Monument located near the Liberty Hill Ave cemetery gate

12:30PM (approximately) – Collation at the VFW at 95 Derby St; all are welcome to attend


Event – Saturday, May 18th



This year we are celebrating the 125th anniversary of the gifting of the Dickson Memorial Chapel to the city of Salem by Walter Scott Dickson himself as an eternal memorial to his wife, Georgia.

Date: Sat, May 18, 2019
Time: 10:00AM-1:00PM (Chapel opens for viewing at 10AM, program starts at 10:30AM)
Where: Greenlawn Cemetery, 57 Orne St, Salem, MA – please meet in front of the office just inside the Orne St entrance
What to bring: yourself and any friends and neighbors interested!  🙂

Guided Bird Walk – Sat, May 11th

Good morning!  The weather was a bit wet this past Saturday and as such, the Guided Bird Walk will be offered again this Saturday, May 11th, from 7:00AM-9:00AM.

!! Again, just for this event, we ask that there be no dogs or children under the age of 10 years old due to the nature of this event. !!

Date: Sat, May 11, 2019
Time: 7:00AM-9:00AM
Where: Greenlawn Cemetery, 57 Orne St, Salem, MA – please meet in front of the office just inside the Orne St entrance
What to bring: binoculars (if you have them), friends, neighbors, yourself!  🙂