Showing posts with label New York City Marble Cemetery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New York City Marble Cemetery. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Spring break

Goggla shares this photo... showing that the magnolia tree in the New York City Marble Cemetery on Second Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue is in full bloom...

Monday, November 16, 2020

Monday's parting shot

An evening view of the New York City Marble Cemetery on Second Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue... thanks to Jeff for the photo!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Sunday's parting shot



Thanks to Goggla for sharing this moment of beauty today... the magnolia tree in the New York City Marble Cemetery on Second Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue is in full bloom...

Monday, February 3, 2020

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Head to a local cemetery this weekend (for a visit)!



You're in luck if you've ever wanted to visit one of the neighborhood's circa-1830 Marble Cemeteries: It's a Fall Open Weekend.

Over at the New York City Marble Cemetery on Second Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue the gates will be open each day (Saturday and Sunday!) from noon to 5 p.m. They'll be historical displays available to learn more about the cemetery. You can also read this.

Meanwhile, the New York Marble Cemetery at 41 1/2 Second Ave. between Second Street and Third Street is open this weekend from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.



Both photos are from summer visits.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Go inside the gates today at the New York City Marble Cemetery



It's another Neighborhood Open Day today (Saturday, June 15!) at the New York City Marble Cemetery on Second Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

From noon to 6 p.m. you'll have the opportunity to take in the usually gated space and learn more about its history.

Here are the remaining open days for the summer:

• Sunday, July 14
• Saturday August 17

Meanwhile, the New York Marble Cemetery at 41 1/2 Second Ave. between Second Street and Third Street will have open days on:

• Sunday, June 30
• Sunday, July 28
• Sunday, Aug. 25

The cemetery is open those days from noon to 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

The gates are open: You may visit the New York City Marble Cemetery today on 2nd Street



It's the first Neighborhood Open Day of the year today at the New York City Marble Cemetery on Second Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

Here are the spring-summer open days here:

• Sunday, May 19
• Saturday June 15
• Sunday, July 14
• Saturday August 17

The cemetery is open on those days from noon to 6 p.m.

Read more about the history of this space at this link.

Meanwhile, here are the spring-summer open days for the New York Marble Cemetery at 41 1/2 Second Ave. between Second Street and Third Street:

• Sunday, May 26
• Sunday, June 30
• Sunday, July 28
• Sunday, Aug. 25

The cemetery is open those days from noon to 4 p.m.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sunday's parting shot



At the Open Day at the New York City Marble Cemetery on Second Street... photo by Derek Berg...

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Neighborhood Open Days start today at the New York City Marble Cemetery



The New York City Marble Cemetery on Second Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue returns with its Neighborhood Open Days through October... the peaceful green space action starts today from noon to 6 p.m. ... [Updated 1 p.m. — they closed for now with the rain. They will reopen if it lets up...]



And it hasn't been so peaceful during the week on the block with the street work...

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Open Day tomorrow (Sunday!) at the local Marble Cemeteries


[Photo of the New York City Marble Cemetery on 2nd Street]

From Noon until 6 p.m. tomorrow at the New York City Marble Cemetery (above) on Second Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue ...



Meanwhile, The New York Marble Cemetery at 41 1/2 Second Ave. between Second Street and Third Street is also open tomorrow from noon to 4 p.m.

H/T EVG reader Spike!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

You won't be able to visit the New York City Marble Cemetery today



In case your plans today included a visit to the New York City Marble Cemetery during its Neighborhood Open Day ... that isn't happening now... a handwritten note here on Second Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue says the cemetery won't be open today "due to illness" ...


[Photo by Derek Berg]

A message on the Cemetery's website is more ominous: "As of May 5, 2017, the Cemetery is temporarily closed to visitors until further notice."

The New York Marble Cemetery at 41 1/2 Second Ave. between Second Street and Third Street will be open next Sunday (Mother's Day!) from Noon to 4 p.m. Find their schedule for the season here.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Open Cemetery Weekend



This weekend, the New York City Marble Cemetery on Second Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue... and the New York Marble Cemetery on Second Avenue between Second Street and Third Street are open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This is part of the whole Open House New York Weekend happening this, uh, weekend. Here's a PDF of the program for the stuff you don't need reservations for to enter.

Monday, July 11, 2016

About the Citi Bike docking station outside the New York City Marble Cemetery



We noted the arrival of a Citi Bike docking station the other day outside the New York City Marble Cemetery on Second Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue...



For starters, it is only temporary, having moved from Second Avenue and Second Street outside Rosie's to make way for ongoing work by the city's Department of Design and Construction.

We wondered if maybe Cemetery officials requested this. (Handy for their Neighborhood Open days.) Or if not, how a Citi Bike docking station ends up in your front yard, so to speak.

Here's what Colleen Iverson, director of the New York City Marble Cemetery, had to say about it.

"No, we very much did not request this. We were contacted by a Citi Bike rep in April regarding a temporary placement and we requested to meet on site with them to discuss it. The meeting never took place as we were told the temporary location looked like it was no longer needed. We relaxed and thought we'd had a narrow escape. But, it seems it was only a postponement. We received zero notice of the installation."

A Citi Bike rep who contacted the Cemetery in April apologized for "an internal communication failure." Still, Iverson described the process as "being informed, not consulted."

"I did mention, to no avail, that part of the operation of a historic landmark site that doesn't have the resources to be open every day is to ensure a clear view from the sidewalk and that an eye catching row of bright blue detracts significantly from a visitor experiencing a view showing both the historic nature and the natural beauty of the grounds," Iverson said.

The docking station for 31 bikes is expected to be outside the historic cemetery founded in 1831 through the end of August.

Said Iverson: "We are not anti-bike but as far as the pros and cons and relative merits of different forms of transportation goes, the cemetery would have to say it sees itself as firmly pro-horse and buggy."

Previously on EV Grieve:
Picturesque New York City Marble Cemetery getting a Citi Bike docking station out front (50 comments)

Thursday, July 7, 2016

[Updated] Picturesque New York City Marble Cemetery getting a Citi Bike docking station out front



This is happening outside the historic cemetery founded in 1831, and located at 52-74 E. Second St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

Perhaps the Cemetery organizers requested a docking station ... make it easier for people to visit during its Neighborhood Open Days... but nothing like a docking station to ruin a view.

Photo by EVG contributor James Maher

Updated 1:30 p.m.

A few readers believe this is temporary... because construction has temporarily displaced the docking station on Second Avenue and Second Street...

Updated 7/9

Cemetery officials did NOT request the docking station... They did not even receive any notice of the docking station's arrival. I'll do a separate post on this...



Saturday, April 30, 2016

Learn the difference between the Marble cemeteries this weekend


[New York City Marble Cemetery on 2nd Street this spring]

Both of the cemeteries will be open to the public...

New York City Marble Cemetery, East Second Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

• Sunday, May 1
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New York Marble Cemetery, Second Avenue between Second Street and Third Street

• Saturday, April 30
Noon to 4 p.m.

• Sunday, May 1
Noon to 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

'Spring Open Day' today at the New York City Marble Cemetery



From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On East Second Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue. Afterwards, stop by here for a swim.

Go here for more information and history about the cemetery.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Open houses, gardens and cemeteries this weekend


As you may know, the 10th Annual openhousenewyork is going on this weekend ... more info is here. Among the local places open to the public — the New York City Marble Cemetery on Second Street, where the resident historians will be around to discuss the Cemetery's history and those interred here.

This weekend will also provide you the opportunity to take a first look at MoRUS — the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space at 155 Avenue C in the C-Squat storefront. MoRUS co-found Laurie Mittelmann said that while the space isn't finished yet, it's coming along nicely ... find more info here at the MoRUS website.

Finally, as a reminder, this weekend is the "Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens" in community gardens on the Lower East Side. Find the list of participating gardens here.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Today in the New York City Marble Cemetery




On Second Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue. Photos via EV Grieve reader Spike.