Kensico Hosted Its 2nd Annual Run/Walk for Alzheimer’s Association:

Despite downpours, over 125 runners, walkers, volunteers, employees, and guests turned out for the second annual Kensico 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 29 to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Hudson Valley. Participants enjoyed a catered breakfast, fabulous raffle prizes, and a run/walk throughout the cemetery grounds. A preliminary tally suggests that we reached our goal of $20,000 thanks to the generosity of our sponsors listed below, the online registration fees and contributions, and raffle ticket sales.

Visit the website now for photos and race results. Visit that site next spring for details and to register for the third annual Kensico 5K Run/Walk set for Sunday, October 28, 2018.

Sponsors: Davey, TruGreen, Taurus Asset Management, Mullen Construction, Better Home Sewerage, Rosedale Nurseries, Alex.Brown, Bleakley, and Schmidt, Future Value Associates, PKF O’Connor Davies, U.S. Trust, WSP/Parson Brinkerhoff, Brightview, Drysdale Wealth Management, The Partners Gym, Westchester Family Care, McManus& Clark Funeral Homes, Cahill and Co., Printech.


SAVE THE DATE:  Kensico is hosting a 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 29 at the cemetery to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Hudson Valley. The Run/Walk starts at 9AM and has a 3.1 mile route around Mineola Lake, up and down avenues of sycamores, oaks, and maples, and alongside examples of inspiring architecture and design. Proceeds from the 5K Run/Walk will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Hudson Valley which has as its mission to advance research to end Alzheimer’s disease and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease. In announcing the event Kensico President Raymond M. Planell said, “It was a natural for us—to partner with another not-for-profit organization that has memory-keeping as its mission. Plus, this event provides another opportunity to share a beautiful landscape with our community.”

To register, volunteer or make a contribution please go to


The Kensico Cemetery is non-sectarian and, as such, persons of many different ethnicities and religious backgrounds are interred here. Kensico encourages families to follow their traditions when coming to the cemetery to pay their respects to the deceased.  Each year, as more and more persons are interred at the cemetery, the numbers of visitors increases. At certain times of the year the numbers of visitors can be extremely high. For example, visitation during the weeks prior to and subsequent to the Easter Holiday is very high.  During that same period of the year, there is the Chinese festival called “Qingming”, sometimes referred to as grave sweeping.  Visitation is also quite high on Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekend.  During extremely busy visiting times, the cemetery’s road system can be overwhelmed by the volume of cars and this can lead to frustration for visitors. The cemetery staff strives to maintain traffic flow by changing certain roads from two-way to one-way.  The cemetery also deploys staff members to various intersections to assist in directing visitors.   Should you wish to visit the cemetery and have any questions and/or concerns, please call the office at 1-888-536-7426.

If you would like more information about our cemetery services and associated costs, please send us an email at , call (888) KENSICO (536-7426) or complete our online form and a staff member will contact you.