Hidden History: An Exploration of Bayside Cemetery - Atlas Obscura

Ozone Park, Queens, New York

Hidden History: An Exploration of Bayside Cemetery

Explore the overgrown beauty of one of New York City's oldest Jewish cemeteries

Join us as we explore mid-19th century Bayside Cemetery in Ozone Park, one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in New York City.

After suffering decades of neglect, deterioration and vandalism, efforts to restore Bayside are finally underway, led by the dedication of volunteers and the Community Association for Jewish At-Risk Cemeteries (CAJAC). With Anthony Pisciotta, one of the cemetery's most avid volunteers, we will learn about their preservation work and the history of Bayside as we traverse paths lined with gated mausoleum lots, dense rows of tombs and an overgrowth of urban vegetation in this cemetery centered on a small urban forest.

A portion of the proceeds from this tour will be donated to CAJAC to support cemetery restoration efforts.

Questions? Email allison@atlasobscura.com

Sunday, October 30th; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tickets: $20
Directions: Take the A train to 88th Street in Queens. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery at 80-35 Pitkin Avenue, Ozone Park, Queens. This is around the corner from the entrance on Liberty Avenue. Take note of the pin in the map on this page! 
Bring water, your camera, and wear sturdy shoes.

Tour is rain or shine unless notified. 

All ticket sales are final.