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Shakespeare & Goats & Drinks in the Cemetery!

  • Aug 16, 2014 · 5:15 PM
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Shakespeare & Goats & Drinks in the Cemetery!

We will visit The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery on Saturday 16 August. They are having a live Shakespeare performance of “Pericles" at 7 pm. We can see live Shakespeare on a nice summer evening, surrounded by 350 years of history and nature.

They have a small bar with refreshments and snacks available for donation. Please bring cash, as they do not have an ATM or credit card machine. They suggest wearing shoes (not sandals for instance), since the ground is uneven and brushy in places. They have folding chairs, but bring a blanket if you prefer to lounge on the turf. They will also have bug-spray, to keep those Jersey mosquitos away! 

We will arrive a bit earlier for a late afternoon tour. This will include visiting inside an underground Bunker from the War of 1812 on the property.  

They also have a little herd of GOATS at the Cemetery. They are with us for the summer, then they go back home to their farm for the winter. We can meet, pet, & feed these cute little guys, who are doing a special eco project of eradicating invasive weeds!

From their website: "The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery is a National Treasure. Prior to the creation of the Cemetery in 1829, it's historical significance dates back to the 1700's as the site of Revolutionary War skirmishes, and an active Ammunition Bunker during the War of 1812 that still stands proudly on our grounds. Now the sacred eternal resting place of thousands of soldiers from the Revolutionary & Civil Wars, the War of 1812, the Spanish-American War, WWI and II, forward, as well as home to our earliest Jersey City founders, leaders, residents and legends. With its 200 year old English Ivy adorning many of the towering trees, and the monumental works of art, this 6-acre sanctuary of peace and unique history is one of the most beautiful natural settings in Jersey City. Sadly neglected and abandoned in early 2008, the Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery is now being saved and preserved by the dedicated efforts of a newly formed volunteer Board of Trustees, a hard-working group of volunteers, and a supportive Community who are committed to the restoration of the historic cemetery grounds, caretaker house, and historic monuments."

If you're coming from New York City, take the Path train to the Journal Square station. Take escalator up, but not all the way to the street. Go to the cafe/ newstand level, and follow signs to the Summit Avenue exit. You will see the Dunkin Donuts. We will walk from there to the cemetery.

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  • uschi

    Thanks Andru for organizing this interesting afternoon. I never would have discovered the Landmark Cinema and the Cemetery. Great performance by the Shakespeare Co.

    August 17, 2014

  • JB

    Thanks for getting us Manhattanites out to NJ, Andru. Interesting cemetery history, gorgeous goats, and fun interpretation of Pericles.

    1 · August 16, 2014

  • camelia

    ufffff....I'm gonna drive to Jersey City from Woodbridge, NJ, I'm not really sure how long it take to get there. Is the first time for me vising this town.....and the only problem for me is if I'll have a parking lot around there. Anyone know? Thanks

    August 12, 2014

    • Andru E.

      If you want to drive right to the cemetery on Newark Avenue, street parking should be easy.

      August 13, 2014

    • camelia

      Thank you Andru, I will try to get there, I hope I don't get lost, since I get my driving license so....recently :)

      August 15, 2014

  • Andru E.

    If the attendee list is full, you can register and sign up with our sister group:

    August 9, 2014

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