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Green-Wood Cemetery to offer trolley Tour on Feb. 10

Green-Wood cemetery will be offering a cemetery trolley tour on Saturday, February 10 at 10 a.m. focused on Black Brooklynites. This tour, led by Green-Wood’s Education and Public Programs Coordinator, will examine the life and accomplishments of many prominent Black Brooklynites who were pioneers in

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Cemetery cleanup events to take place

A cemetery cleanup will be jointly sponsored by the Urban Park Rangers and Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries Staten Island  on Sunday, Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to preserve the Sleight Family Graveyard. Learn more about the Sleight Family Graveyard and its significance

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NY abandoned cemeteries to receive needed repairs

According to the Nanuet Patch website, new legislation that was recently passed in New York State will allow the town of Clarkstown (Rockland County)  to access state funding  for the restoration and repair of three local abandoned cemeteries including Nanuet Rural Cemetery, Nyack Rural Cemetery

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Two cemeteries in the Bronx designated as a landmark

According to the New York Law School website, earlier in December, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commissioner voted to designate the Joseph Rodman Drake Park and Enslaved People’s Burial Ground in the Bronx as a landmark. Drake Park was opened in 1910, and

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Woodlawn Cemetery to present ‘Irish-American Christmas Tour’

The Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx will be presenting an “Irish-American Christmas Tour” on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. This trolley tour will visit Woodlawn memorials to Irish-Americans from the worlds of entertainment, history, politics, and military heroes. The guided 70-minute tour includes visits

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