Upcoming Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries Events

(please note: Free events,  no seating provided):


Sunday, May 3, 2 PM– Battery Park Irish Hunger Memorial

International Commemoration of the Great Irish Hunger

Saturday, May 30, 2 PM– Lake Cemetery, Forest Ave/Willowbrook Road

Annual Neighborhood Remembrance Day Celebration & 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War and 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII.


Annual International Commemoration of the Great Irish Hunger

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Battery Park Irish Hunger Memorial
North End Ave & Vesey Street and North End Avenue

2 PM at the Irish Memorial at Battery Park for a Walk and Talk with:

Battery Park Conservancy, Horticulturist Richard Farraino, creator of the memorial Artist Brian Tolle; will discuss the memorial’s design and native plantings. Lynn Rogers, Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, Inc. (FACSI); will discuss Irish immigration to New York City 1845-1858, the role of the Staten Island Marine Hospital & Quarantine Station and the ultimate fate of thousands of Irish immigrants.

After the event, please join Lynn Rogers and Bill Fahey for a Staten Island Ferry ride. During the crossing we will toss flowers into New York Harbor in memory of all who perished. Bring long stemmed flower.


Saturday, May 30th 2 PM
Neighborhood Remembrance Day Celebration

Lake Cemetery, Forest Ave/Willowbrook Road

Staten Island Civil War Canon Brigade, GAR Post 525 Re-enactors, Staten Island OutLOUD, Richmond County Pipes/ Drums and Boy Scout Troop #7. This year the flag will be raised in honor of WWII Veteran William Morris Jr.


(Both events made possible in part by an Encore Grant from Staten Island Arts with public funding from the NYS Council on the Arts.)

Come celebrate the 2015 Six to Celebrate

LOCATION CHANGE –Calvary Church  61 Gramercy Park North

Due to the weather our original location for tonight’s party has lost heat. The new location is Calvary Church  61 Gramercy Park North the entrance is on 21st Street. Sorry for the inconvenience hope you can still join us.


$20 for 2 tickets- For Friends of HDC

$20 for 1 ticket General

Payable at the door

East Harlem
Woodlawn Heights
Long Island City
South Street Seaport
Landmarks under Consideration
Crown Heights North

February 3Six to Celebrate 2015 Party


For full information about these tours click here 

All tours are $5 for friends, students and seniors/ $10 for non-friends

Atlantic avenueAtlantic Avenue:

June 14, 2014 (Joe Svehlak)


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Forest Hills Gardens8Forest Close/Forest Hills:

June 7,2014 (Barry Lewis)


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005Park Avenue:

September 6, 2014  (Justin Ferate)


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Seward Park Branch, exterior, south façade, c.2007 (HDC)

New York City Libraries 

From Yiddish to Chinese and Beyond: A Walking Tour of Historic Libraries in Chinatown

July 10, 2014 (John Bacon)


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Madison square N crop-web

Madison Square North:

September 14,2014 (Marissa Marvelli)


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Staten Island cemetery-640

Staten Island Cemeteries:

September 27,2014 (Lynn Rogers)


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(2) Chemist Club (now Dylan Hotel), 50-52 East 41st Street York & Sawyer, 1910   Built FAR:  11.2 proposed 21.6

Park Avenue:

October 6,2014 (Justin Ferate)


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photo 82New York City Libraries 

Historic Libraries-A Tour of Historic Libraries in Harlem and the South Bronx

October 18,2014 (John Bacon)


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