The final resting place of Frankie Manning is marked by a strikingly beautiful, etched stone showing Manning in his youth, executing a signature airstep, and in later life, as the teacher and guardian of history that we all knew and loved.
You are welcome to come and visit the grave at Woodlawn Cemetery at any time and pay respects to this great man.
Located in the Bronx, New York, the cemetery is an easy trip from Manhattan by public transportation or by car. Parking is available.
Once at the cemetery, stop in at the gatehouse for directions to Frankie Manning's grave. It will be about a 10-minute walk or a short drive.
DIRECTIONS BY CAR, SUBWAY AND RR
For your comfort:
Directions to Frankie's gravesite from inside the cemetery gates:
2. From take a
the Main Gate take a left on Prospect.
3. Walk to the intersection of Prospect, Walnut, and Heather.
4. Follow Heather to the Miles Davis momument (the intersection of Heather, Knollwood, and Fir)
5. Bear right on Fir.
6. Go a short distance until you see a path on your right.
7. Go up the path to the top of the hill.
8. Follow the path. The concrete becomes a short unpaved road..
9. Just before the end of the road on the left is a bush close to a headstone.
10.Walk in two or three rows to Frankie Manning's site.
When you stop at the
office on the way into the cemetery, you can ask for a special map for
a self-guided tour of the jazz greats.
Frankie Manning is very much at home with nearby graves of the likes of
Duke Ellington, Illinois Jacquet, Miles Davis, Celia Cruz and Lionel Hampton
(whose stone, appropriately, bears the inscription, “Flying home.”)
Judy Pritchett, SavoyStyle
Erin Stevens, Pasadena Ballroom Dance Assoc. Inc
Buddy Steves, Swing Bud Films, LLC
Santa Barbara Swing Dancers
Sing and Fen, Jitterbugs Swingapore,
Hop to the Beat and the Boston Swing Community
Swedish Swing Society and the Snowball - Hasse, Marie,Helena & Kenneth
Northern California Lindy Society
CONTACT INFORMATION: Please email judyp(at)savoystyle.com for further information or if you have any special needs.
Jack Du Tsai and
Ka Yee Karen Tong (Hong
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