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Whiffenpoofs of Yale Perform at 3411 Event Center

The 3411 Event Center at Columbia Gardens was the perfect setting for a concert by the Whiffenpoofs of Yale. This is the third year in a row, we have been honored to host this world-famous acapella group. Founded in 1909, the “Whiffs” have become one of Yale’s most celebrated traditions and continue to delight audiences singing a mixture of old Yale tunes, jazz standards and hits from across the decades. Each year, the Whiffenpoofs perform more than 200 concerts across six continents. Listen to “Midnight Train to Georgia” from their lively concert!

Se Habla Español / We Speak Spanish

Conoce a Mayrene Rivera. Mayrene llegó a los EE.UU. hace 12 años desde El Salvador y habla español con fluidez. Desde 2022, ha sido un valioso miembro del equipo de la oficina de Columbia Gardens, proporcionando servicios de traducción para nuestros clientes de habla hispana. “La pérdida de un ser querido es un momento muy emotivo y me hace sentir bien poder explicarles los servicios del cementerio en su lengua materna. El poder conversar en español hace que nuestros clientes hispanohablantes se sientan más cómodos con el cementerio, y se sienten conectados conmigo porque hablo su idioma. Siempre estoy aquí y dispuesta a ayudar,” dice Mayrene. Para concertar una cita con Mayrene, llame al número 703.527.1235.

[Translation]: Meet Mayrene Rivera! Mayrene came to the U.S.12 years ago from El Salvador and is fluent in Spanish. Since 2022, she has been a valued member of the Columbia Gardens office team, providing translation services for our Spanish-speaking clients. “This is a very emotional time for them and it makes me feel good to be able to explain the cemetery’s services in their native language. It makes our Spanish-speaking clients feel more comfortable with the cemetery — and they feel connected with me since I speak their language. I’m always here and ready to help,” says Mayrene. To make an appointment with Mayrene, call 703.527.1235.


Columbia Gardens Cemetery offers green (natural) burials. Our staff is very knowledgeable and can help you decide if a green burial is the right choice for you and your family. Please contact our office for a consultation at 703.527.1235 or email us at


Columbia Gardens Cemetery has been upgraded to Level II Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum. This prestigious national Arboretum accreditation recognizes arboreta for achieving professional standards to advance the planting and conservation of trees. See more information here.


The January 2021 issue of the Ashton Heights News profiled Daun and her history with Columbia Gardens Cemetery.
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A virtual gathering helps bring family and friends together in a time of need. Columbia Gardens Cemetery now offers virtual “Zoom” video for burial and cremation services, when distance or other circumstances are keeping people apart. Crystal clear video and audio can be shared with hundreds of people, as they come together to celebrate the life of a loved one. For details, call our office at 703.527.1235.