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Historic Tour of the Bayview – New York Bay Cemetery, Jersey City
October 26, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm$7
Many prominent Hudson County citizens are buried in the Victorian graveyard that lies on both sides of Garfield Avenue in the Greenville section. The tour will pass elaborate 19th century monuments and include stories about the notable people laid to rest there.
The burials include those of several New Jersey governors, state and US senators, two Jersey City mayors, Congressional Medal of Honor awardees, Civil war soldiers, famous architects, distinguished members of the local business community and the first Jersey City firefighter to die in the line of duty. There is a memorial at the graves of about 100 employees of the Cunard steamship line which operated from the Jersey City waterfront for many years. One section holds some of the oldest Jewish burials in Jersey City, dating to the 1850’s.
Meeting point is the center entry gate on Garfield Avenue at Chapel Avenue.
Before the tour you may want to attend…
BRUNCH at BAYSIDE PARK next to the cemetery
Saturday, October 26th 12pm – 2pm
The last event of the 2019 Plates for Parks series from the Jersey City Parks Coalition.
Guest Chef, Alex Sartoga of Garden Steaks
Celebrate Jersey City’s dynamic food scene and enjoy a delicious three-course brunch in Bayside Park. All proceeds will support the Jersey City Parks Coalition in their mission to empower residents to develop, renovate, use and maintain their community parks and public spaces of Jersey City; thereby revitalizing neighborhoods and lifting communal and human spirits.
Adults will be seated at tables in upper Bayside Park while children ages 7 – 13, accompanied by an adult will have a picnic brunch on the lawn in the picnic area next to the adult seating area. The children ticket includes a reservation at the pumpkin painting event following the brunch.
Tickets for the brunch at Bayside Park are available at: