The Long Island Branch of the Holland Society hosted a popular family picnic throughout the 60s and 70s. For the first time this century, we are inviting all Holland Society members, friends, and interested individuals to join us for our inaugural annual family picnic! This event will be held at the iconic New York Marble Cemetery in the East Village. 

Open to members, friends and guests, the family picnic will take place Saturday, September 7th 11:30 am-2:00 pm. In case of inclement weather, an alternative date will be scheduled. 

Located at 41 ½ Second Avenue, the New York Marble Cemetery, incorporated in 1831, was the first non-sectarian burial place in New York City open to the public. In response to fears about yellow fever outbreaks at that time, legislation had outlawed earth graves, so marble vaults the size of small tombs were built ten feet underground in the excavated interior of the block bounded by Second Avenue, Second Street, Third Street and The Bowery. Today it is a beautiful, private half-acre garden. The site has been a New York City Landmark since 1969 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.  The New York Marble Cemetery Records list the following family names that are on the Holland Society's list of qualifying members! 

Our event flyer includes directions, a list of neighborhood eateries where you can shop for your picnic, and other things to do in the historic East Village.  Purchase information for Holland Society picnic blankets and tote bags is included as well.   

We hope you will join us on June 22nd and revive the Holland Society Family Picnic!  This is a great opportunity to get to know or catch up with other Society members and friends!   Click here to register.

  • Holland Society Affiliates (members, friends, fellows): $50
  • Guests: $75
  • Under-18: $25