New York City Marble Cemetery Open House, May 1st

If it weren't for this post (http://evgrieve.com/2011/05/new-york-city-marble-cemetery-is-open.html) on the blog EVGrieve, I wouldn't have known New York City Marble Cemetery was having an open house today. The only other time I'd chanced upon its open house was a couple of years ago. The cemetery is located on East 2nd Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. Find out more about this historic cemetery here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Marble_Cemetery

I took a walk in and enjoyed the beautiful weather, the mellow atmosphere of the neighbors, and all the happy, playful dogs on scene.






President James Monroe was once buried here!


Ooh, items found when digging on site:




Thanks for all your hard work, ladies!




One of the vaults: