Kensico Cemetery Offers Free Trolley Tours in June 2018

For the fifth consecutive year, we are offering three free trolley tours of the Kensico grounds during the month of June. All tours run from 6-8PM, include light refreshments onboard, and begin and end at the Administration Building.

The “Sports Round-Up Tour” is set for Tuesday, June 5 and will be led by baseball historian Ralph Carhart. Tour highlights include baseball legends, a golf pro, a race car driver, a wrestling coach, a track star, a comedian who bought a baseball team, and a pilot who fell from the sky.

The “Entertainers Tour” is set for Thursday, June 7 and will be led by Patrick Raftery, Librarian at the Westchester County Historical Society. Highlights feature stage, screen, TV, and literary artists who entertained audiences of all ages including two cartoonists, three composers, a silent film director, a children’s program host, a comedian, a Big Band leader, three opera singers, and one good witch.

The “History Mystery Tour” is set for Tuesday, June 12 and will also be led by Patrick Raftery. Highlights feature people at the center of controversies, scandals, and mysteries including an author who was murdered, a psychologist whose famous experiments tested the boundaries of authority, and a violinist whose escapades scandalized Europe.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes as the tours provide opportunities to disembark the trolley to view the highlights.

Reservations are required by calling 1-888-KENSICO and asking for Maureen at extension 228. Tours will operate rain or shine, and free parking is available adjacent to the Administration Building.

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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.

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.

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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 kensico@kensico.org , call (888) KENSICO (536-7426) or complete our online form and a staff member will contact you.