The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery

The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery, founded in 1829, is a National Treasure and is the resting place of soldiers from the Revolutionary & Civil Wars, the War of 1812, the Spanish-American War, WWI & II and Jersey City founders & legends.

Come explore 350 years of Jersey City history & nature. Sadly abandoned in 2007, The historic Cemetery is operated entirely by Volunteers. With no regular revenue, the site is operated on contributions and events that promote history, music, art, education & culture for children & adults. Please donate today at www.jerseycitycemetery.org

Operating as usual

11/11/2021
Truth!
10/31/2021

Truth!

What a beautiful day to be alive ! We, an All-Volunteer not for profit Association, Open our gates every single day for the Community to visit & find some Peace in this unique beautiful green open space. We are located at 435 Newark Ave., Jersey City in the center of a Long & Heavily trafficked Street. PLEASE BE AWARE that there is NO PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALK in front of the Cemetery’s Property. There are TWO CLEARLY MARKED PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALKS Nearby - one is West of the Cemetery, above Waldo Ave, & the other is East of the Cemetery by 7th Street. PLEASE ONLY USE these CLEARLY MARKED PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALKs to Cross Newark Ave if you plan to visit our property. If you CHOOSE to JAYWALK & get HIT by a SPEEDING CAR, the Historic JC & Harsimus Cemetery Volunteer Association IS ABSOLUTELY NOT RESPONSIBLE for your Consequences. PLEASE USE YOUR HEAD & CROSS LEGALLY & SAFELY!! PLEASE DO NOT JAYWALK across Newark Ave & get Hit by a Car & then try to SUE our Volunteer Association. We Have NO MONEY to give people who act Stupid.
This is your friendly PUBLIC Notice to PLEASE CROSS at The CROSSWALKS Only!! Thank you for your Cooperation, & Enjoy this Beautiful Day!

10/25/2021

I cannot thank all my girls for rock-in the front gate during GHOST!! Evelyn Chan! Elna Mukaida ! JoAnn Northgrave! Gina Silvestri! Simran Nazareth!! You kept it together ! (while I was nut job) You all were incredible!

He’s BACK !!!!
10/24/2021

He’s BACK !!!!

He’s BACK !!!!

10/23/2021

Tony works extremely hard to bring Jersey City the biggest Halloween event of the year along with being the biggest fundraiser for the cemetery every year. To steal from a fundraiser and to steal from someone who has worked tirelessly for years to bring live music to everyone is just deplorable.

10/16/2021

Tonight @Rocky Horror rained away til FRI Nov 5th. GHOST next weekend.

Big thanks to our Hudson County workers for their Lovely Landscaping helping us get ready for tomorrows Rocky Horror Pic...
10/15/2021

Big thanks to our Hudson County workers for their Lovely Landscaping helping us get ready for tomorrows Rocky Horror Picture show and Ghost of Uncle Joe's. A Package Thief stole our banners but the show is on for tomorrow at 6:30. LDTTWA ! [you know what I am saying

Big thanks to our Hudson County workers for their Lovely Landscaping helping us get ready for tomorrows Rocky Horror Picture show and Ghost of Uncle Joe's. A Package Thief stole our banners but the show is on for tomorrow at 6:30. LDTTWA ! [you know what I am saying

10/13/2021

We could use your help getting ready for our 2 biggest fundraisers. Looking for some lost landscapers and righteous rakers.

End of great day! Thank you Oddity Market for helping out the Historic Jersey City Haraimus Cemetery
10/02/2021

End of great day! Thank you Oddity Market for helping out the Historic Jersey City Haraimus Cemetery

End of great day! Thank you Oddity Market for helping out the Historic Jersey City Haraimus Cemetery

10/02/2021
10/02/2021
09/30/2021
A visit from our baby deer!
09/02/2021

A visit from our baby deer!

A visit from our baby deer!

Tonight we unleash The Genie in the bottle. Disney's Live Action version of Aladdin is to night at 8pm. Bring a blanket ...
08/30/2021

Tonight we unleash The Genie in the bottle. Disney's Live Action version of Aladdin is to night at 8pm. Bring a blanket and maybe some bug spray :) FREE POPCORN compliments of JC Cultural Affairs and the JC Parks Coalition

Tonight we unleash The Genie in the bottle. Disney's Live Action version of Aladdin is to night at 8pm. Bring a blanket and maybe some bug spray :) FREE POPCORN compliments of JC Cultural Affairs and the JC Parks Coalition

08/28/2021

We had to end early today, but we didn't run out of love for Eileen. Sept 8th we will celebrate you again.

Today we honored Eileen .  💔❤️
08/28/2021

Today we honored Eileen . 💔❤️

Today we honored Eileen . 💔❤️

08/28/2021
08/06/2021

Hosting a GoatFundMe off-line this Saturday at the cemetery. Please join us for Goatchella 2021 : The Goats are Back and help these kids. Contact Michele Egar if you are interested in sponsoring a goat for the season.

07/30/2021

The Goats are back and so it Goatchella. Please come to our next Fundraiser on Saturday Aug 7th. Special discount tickets are available this weekend and/or you can volunteer at tomorrow's WakeNRake for discounted tickets.

07/24/2021

Mother Nature is giving her blessing to today's Pushing Up the Daisies II or Not Lucky 7's BBQ. gates 3pm adults $20 tickets. Make a picnic of the day, bring or order food and BYOB OK. Please NO Glass or pet's, kids must be with the parents or guardians at all time. DO NOT LEAN UP OR SIT ON OUR GRAVESTONES. THANK YOU

07/19/2021

The KIDS are
Back !!!
Stop by and visit the goats!

07/15/2021

Please join us this Saturday for Pushing Up the Daisies II or Not Lucky 7's BBQ at the cemetery. 10 great bands. $20 / day : $25 / night time. $40 / all day tickets. Make a picnic of the day, bring or order food and BYOB OK. Please NO Glass or pet's, kids must be with the parents or guardians at all time. DO NOT LEAN UP OR SIT ON OUR GRAVESTONES. THANK YOU

One week until our next fundraiser. Hosting a special Wake and Rake on Sunday, with other opportunities to help us ready...
07/10/2021

One week until our next fundraiser. Hosting a special Wake and Rake on Sunday, with other opportunities to help us ready for the show. message Dancing Tony @ 973//2199696 or at rockitdocket[at]GMAIL

A very big Thank You to our wonderful volunteers Virginia and Sara, whom cleared the Ivy off the Durant Family Tomb last...
06/14/2021

A very big Thank You to our wonderful volunteers Virginia and Sara, whom cleared the Ivy off the Durant Family Tomb last Saturday.

We are only $5,487 away in A Beautiful Story on nj.com about our Angel Eileen Markenstein and the generous efforts of th...
06/04/2021
Jersey City Parks Coalition raising money for historic cemetery in honor of late president

We are only $5,487 away in A Beautiful Story on nj.com about our Angel Eileen Markenstein and the generous efforts of the Jersey City Parks Coalition through Laura Skolar to help raise $20,000 to for a memorial tribute and getting historical designation for the cemetery https://www.nj.com/hudson/2021/06/jersey-city-parks-coalition-raising-money-for-historic-cemetery-in-honor-of-late-president.html

The organizer hopes to raise $20,000 for the Eileen Markenstein Memorial Fund, which will pay for improvements to the nearly 200-year-old Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery.

05/30/2021

Hey folks, if you missed our Memorial Day Observance on Thursday, please feel free to stop by the cemetery on Monday, although we won’t have a ceremony on Monday, we will leave some flags that you can put on our Veteran’s Graves. Our apologies, to those that missed Thursdays event, we are still adjusting to things without our beloved Eileen Markenstein at the helm.

05/27/2021
04/23/2021

Weather looks great for tomorrow's Wake and Rake Saturdays. Come anytime after 9. Long Sleeves and Long Pants, trust me I have the poison oak itches :)

Come join us at  Harsimus Cemetery....   Hunger Free Community.
04/17/2021

Come join us at Harsimus Cemetery....

Hunger Free Community.

Come join us at Harsimus Cemetery....

Hunger Free Community.

Hunger Free in the Community is here for today's Free Food Distribution at the Historic Cemetery.  11 am to 2pm
04/17/2021

Hunger Free in the Community is here for today's Free Food Distribution at the Historic Cemetery. 11 am to 2pm

04/13/2021

Hi ! Does anyone have a power washer I can use / borrow to wash the tables at
The Harsimus Cemetery ? I would need it before Saturday. I can pick up and drop back off when done.
Thank you in advance!
Michele

Address

435 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ
07302

6 block walk from either Grove or Journal Square Path Stations. 10 minutes from downtown Manhattan. Limited on-site parking. Open 7 days a week. Volunteers welcomed every Saturday.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 8am - 6pm

Telephone

(973) 204-9888

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Today at The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery l Veterans Day To all the Military Service Men & Women and their families, thank you for your service. To watch a recoding of today’s event, please click on the link in Comments below. Thank you. https://www.facebook.com/178440082200/videos/890954854888867/
Hello friends at Harsimus cemetery, what is the ACTUAL show time for Rocky Horror picture show event tomorrow? Doors open at 6:30pm I’m excited to experience another great production.
Is there an eventbrite link for tonight's show?
Ghost of Uncle Joe's. Canco Park Open Stage regulars Bride Riot as Bikini Kills at the JSQ Lounge. Supporting the The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery. Thank you (The) Rock-it Docket Bride Riot. Jersey City Parks Coalition
Valley Winter Song (Fountains Of Wayne cover) is available now on Bandcamp. Proceeds from all downloads through the end of the year will go to The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery Produced by @pete_steinkopf of The Bouncing Souls with strings by @jennifuhhh Come hear it live tomorrow night at the #GhostOfUncleJoes after-party at Low Fidelity Bar
Reena Rock’s OPEN STAGE is postponed to next Thurs 10/28. Everybody’s headed over to Corgi Spirits at the Jersey City Distillery for the Ghost of Uncle Joe’s DRESS REHERSAL. Details & Tix at at www.ghostofunclejoes.com to support the The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery (The) Rock-it Docket
There is one project that I look forward to every year, and it's (The) Rock-it Docket's Annual Ghost of Uncle Joe's Halloween Concert and Fundraiser for The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery. The lineup this year is phenomenal and Elliot Lobell killed it with this year's artwork. Hope to see you all there and if you can't make it, check out the site for other ways to contribute to the JC Cemetery. http://theghostofunclejoes.com/
Unfortunately, newspapers just won't cut it tonight 😭 Due to rain, our 8pm show at The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery is POSTPONED TO FRIDAY, 11/5! All purchased tickets will be honored on that date, or refunds are available through Eventbrite. Still need to get your Rocky fix? Come see us at Bergenfield Cinemas at midnight tonight! See you soon!
UPDATE 10/16: Due to rain, our 8pm show at the cemetery is postponed to Friday, 11/5! See you soon! Don't forget to get your tickets for this weekend! We have TWO SHOWS back-to-back! TICKETS FOR OCTOBER 16TH @ 8PM AT The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery - Be sure to bring a blanket and/or lawn chair as seating will be limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rocky-horror-show-tickets-188807256587 TICKETS FOR OCTOBER 16TH @ MIDNIGHT AT Bergenfield Cinemas: https://www.fandango.com/bergenfield-cinemas-aakau/theater-page?date=2021-10-16
UPDATE 10/16: Due to rain, our 8pm show at the cemetery is postponed to Friday, 11/5! See you soon! Let us thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you this weekend! TICKETS FOR OCTOBER 16TH @ 8PM AT The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rocky-horror-show-tickets-188807256587 TICKETS FOR OCTOBER 16TH @ MIDNIGHT AT Bergenfield Cinemas: https://www.fandango.com/bergenfield-cinemas-aakau/theater-page?date=2021-10-16
UPDATE 10/16: Due to rain, our 8pm show at the cemetery is postponed to Friday, 11/5! See you soon! Come raise the dead with us on October 16th at The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery Gates at 6:30PM, show starts at 8pm! TICKETS NOW ON SALE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rocky-horror-show-tickets-188807256587
Hello from Redmond, Washington. My daughter and I visited the Harsimus Cemetery September 30, 2021, specifically to find the grave of our ancestors. We suspect our ancestors have no grave marker and wanted to verify this. We know the grave plot number, and also chatted with the caretaker, John. It was very disappointing to come all this way and not be able to access our ancestral plot at Row 73 on the eastern boundary near the railroad tracks. That area is completely overgrown with brambles, weeds, and such. Is there a schedule to chop a path through the brush to access the higher row numbers? We would like to install a gravestone. By the way, I tried to access the Cemetery web page and apparently the link is broken.