Friday, October 21, 2022

Visit a Marble cemetery in the East Village this weekend

Photos by Steven

Both historic Marble cemeteries in the East Village are hosting open days this weekend. (Despite the similarities in name, there isn't any formal connection between the two cemeteries.) 
• The New York City Marble Cemetery (above) on Second Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue is available to visit tomorrow and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Read more about the history of the space here. As far as we can recall, this is the first time the property has been open to the public since 2019.

• The New York Marble Cemetery (below), 43 1/2 Second Avenue between Second Street and Third Street, is open tomorrow and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Find its history here. This space has been welcoming visitors on several weekends dating to April.
Steven also took in an aerial view of the New York City Marble Cemetery on Second Street... 


Anonymous said...

The one on 2nd Ave is the more interesting. I wish they'd renew those ghost stories at different gravestones, or especially the theatrical Raven reading from years ago.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree more 9:15am. Without some sort of activity, once you've been there, you've been there.

Anonymous said...

It would be interesting to see a photo of what one of the vaults looked like, or even a schematic drawing.

I've been to both cemeteries, and I agree: once you've been there, you've been there - nothing to see, really.

But the surrounding buildings must have nice views of greenery & get lots of light.

Anonymous said...

Each of them has their own unique surroundings and histories. Always a fun time. We’ll be there this weekend and at future open dates. In the end we’ll settle down in one out of town for good.

Anonymous said...

Knowing that from one of those surrounding apartments Allen Ginsberg had looked down at the 2nd Ave cemetery, while writing Howl, gives it a nice historic perspective. And that's why a guided tour would've been more interesting than just a visit.