Community Events, Road Closings, & Holiday Happenings

NOTICE: Roads closed to vehicle traffic June 24, 2018

Please be advised: The cemetery will be closed to visitation on Sunday, June 24th from 8am-12pm for our 5k run in honor of Fallen NYPD Detective Peter Figoski. Visitation will be opened at 12pm and will continue until 4:30pm. Thank you for your understanding and...

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Meet Santa at Cypress Hills Cemetery

  Join us for our 6th annual   Meet Santa at Cypress Hills   Come by on Saturday, December 9th  1pm to 4pm to enjoy holiday train rides, hot chocolate and cookies, and visit with Santa for a picture and a gift.    Admission free to...

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All Soul’s Day Mass 2017

  Join us on Thursday, November 2nd as we celebrate All Soul's Day Mass in the chapel of our historic mausoleum building, Cypress Hills Abbey.    Mass will begin at 10am.    To register, please visit the following link:    All Soul's Day at Cypress Hills Cemetery   We...

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Halloween Party 2017

Cypress Hills Cemetery 4th Annual Halloween Party Join us on Sunday, October 15th for our 4th annual Halloween Party from 10am - 1pm.   We will enjoy a fun filled morning of pumpkin picking and decorating, face painting, bounce house fun and much, much more.   Feel...

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Road closure notice

Please be advised The cemetery will be closed to vehicle traffic on Sunday, June 25th from 8am - 1pm for our 5k Run Through History in honor of fallen NYPD Detective Peter Figoski. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.  ...

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Notable Feature: A. G. Badger

Alfred G. Badger 1814-1892 Alfred Badger was a flute specialist who manufactured flutes in the mid 1840's.  He is famous for inventing a new cylindrical bore Boehm system flute in America.  His flutes are still sought after by musicians and enthusiasts.  He is buried...

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Black History Month – Notable Feature (week 3)

Wallace Turnage     Born: 1846       Died: 1916               The story of Wallace Turnage is quite an amazing one.  As a slave at the age of seventeen in Alabama, Turnage attempted escape four times before successfully managing to walk 25 miles to an estuary, where...

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Black History Month – Notable Feature (week 2)

  Ethel Cuff Black   Born: 1890       Died: 1977   Ethel Cuff Black was an amazing soul, dedicated to the furtherance of her community and youth.  While attending Howard University, she was chairwoman of the collegiate chapter of the YWCA.  Later, along with...

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Black History Month – Notable Feature (week 1)

In celebration of Black History Month, each week in February, Cypress Hills Cemetery will be highlighting the achievements of various African American notables. James McCune Smith     Born: April 18, 1813       Died: November 17, 1865             Renowned for his...

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