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Obscura Society NYC: Hidden History - An Exploration of Bayside Cemetery

Explore the overgrown beauty of the 19th century Bayside Cemetery in Ozone Park, one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in New York City.

Explore the mid-19th century Bayside Cemetery in Ozone Park, one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in New York City.

While it has suffered from decades of neglect, deterioration, and vandalism, restoration efforts are underway led by the dedication of volunteers and the Community Association for Jewish At-Risk Cemeteries (CAJAC). Learn about their preservation work and the history of the cemetery on this visit, and walk the paths lined with gated mausoleum lots and dense rows of tombs that mix with the overgrowth of urban vegetation centered on a small forest. 

Tickets are $20, with a portion of the proceeds going to support CAJAC’s restoration efforts.

Directions: Take the A train to 88th Street in Queens. Meet at the entrance at 80-35 Pitkin Avenue. (Around the corner from Liberty Avenue.)

Any questions? Email allison@atlasobscura.com.

DETAILS:

  • April 6, 2013: 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Bayside Cemetery: 80-35 Pitkin Avenue, Ozone Park, Queens, New York USA 11417
  • Meet at the entrance at the Pitkin Avenue entrance. This is around the corner from the entrance on Liberty Avenue. The pin in the Google map below is NOT accurate. 
  • Bring water, your camera, and wear sturdy shoes!