Community Events, Road Closings, & Holiday Happenings

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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Meet Santa at Cypress Hills Cemetery

Meet Santa at Cypress Hills Cemetery   Join us on Saturday, December 10th from 1pm - 3pm as we get a visit from Santa Claus.  Bring the children to come celebrate the holiday season.  There will be pictures with Santa, free gifts for the children and free refreshments...

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6th Annual Veteran’s Day Event

  Cypress Hills Cemetery 6th Annual Veteran's Day Event   Join us on Friday, November 11th at 10am to honor and remember all of our veterans.   Program includes veteran speakers, musical accompaniment and a performance by Franklin K. Lane's Air Force Jr. ROTC.   Free...

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