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SAVE THE DATE! SPECIAL EVENT COMMEMORATING IRISH FAMINE

*UPDATE as at 4/16/14*

Event takes place at the St George Municipal Parking Lot and not a far walk from the ferry..  I'm not sure of specific layout so for those joining for event only just be on the lookout and hopefully we will find each other.

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12:30PM

On Sunday, April 27 at 12:30 p.m., Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries will conduct a funeral service and reinterment of those remains in a recreated cemetery on the grounds of the new Court House. Participating at the  reinterment will be Monsignor James Dorney, Reverend Erick Sorensen, Assemblyman Michael Cusick who is also president of the American Irish Legislators Society of New York State, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Staten Island Pipes and Drums, Staten Island OutLOUD and tenor Andy Cooney.

INFO FROM EVENT ORGANIZER - FACSI:


Help us bury the dead on April 27th and provide a funeral service for those exhumed from the St. George Municipal Parking lot. 
Memorialize your unique American Immigration story or support FACSI by taking an ad in Marine Hospital Cemetery booklet which will be available on April 27th event or with a 1/2 page ad and greater can be mailed directly to you upon request:  $35 1/3 page, $70 1/2 page and $140 full page.
Please see the link below, recent S.I. Advance article which explains the history of the site:
http://blog.silive.com/memories_column/2014/03/the_american_immigration_story_and_the_important_role_staten_island_played.html

If you missed it, FACSI was featured in the New York Times:
 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/22/nyregion/uncovering-legacies-in-staten-islands-neglected-graveyards.html

 For more information, please contact [masked] or [masked].

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This is a Save the Date for a special event/excursion to Staten Island. The event will honor Irish famine victims found in abandoned cemeteries/graves near a civil building construction site on Staten Island (that were never afforded a proper burial) and will include dignitaries, music and more. More info to follow.

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