Bayside Acacia Cemetery (Queens)
The Bayside Cemetery is a cemetery in Ozone Park, Queens, New York. It is one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in New York City. It was founded in the mid-nineteenth century, and among those buried there are many military veterans from the Civil War onward. It is bordered on the east by Acacia Cemetery and on the west by Mokom Sholom Cemetery.
Restoration and rejuvenation
CAJAC - The Community Association for Jewish At-Risk Cemeteries - has begun a major project to restore and maintain Bayside Cemetery. CAJAC, a non-profit organization established to rescue and maintain Jewish cemeteries, has hired MC Landscaping to perform the major cleanup, while groups of volunteers led by Dr. Ronny Herskovits complement the professional efforts. The initial cleanup was set to be completed by November 2009.[dated info]
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