Cemetery

The NYQM Cemetery
Situated on one of the highest points in Brooklyn, the Quaker Burial Ground began in 1849 (before Prospect Park was created) when nine acres of undeveloped farmland were purchased from four non-Quaker landowners. The cemetery is located on what was the border between the city of Brooklyn and the town of Flatbush.

For a complete guide and information about the Cemetery, we have prepared a brochure that you can download: Cemetery Brochure: Use of the Quarterly Meeting Cemetery and Information on Preparation for Death

Access to the cemetery

Access to Friends Cemetery can be arranged by contacting one of the committee members (see below), by emailing cemetery@nycquakers.org, or by calling the cemetery telephone (929) 352-5482‬

If you are unable to contact the cemetery or any committee member, Quarterly Meeting Office (212) 777-8866 can assist you.

Who is eligible for burial?

Members of NYQM may be interred (full-body burial, plus burial or scattering of ashes). Spouses and domestic partners of members, their children (non-members included), and the grandchildren of current NYQM members may also be buried. Approval of the Cemetery Committee is required for other extended family members as well as others wishing consideration.

Cemetery Committee
Members of the Cemetery Committee can be of assistance with many of the routine tasks with which a family may be presented. These include planning a visit to the cemetery, choosing a burial plot, helping to decide details of burial, choosing clothing, helping to contact a funeral director or the Quarterly Meeting, or just providing companionship at a difficult time.
Bryan Oettel, Clerk
Jessica Fleischer-Black
Suzanne Stout
John Major
Susan Hannigan
Eric Jenkins-Sahlin
Cemetery Contributions
The cemetery is a resource that requires continuing care and concern. In order to protect it for ourselves and future generations, Friends who use the cemetery may wish to contribute to the Cemetery Endowment Fund, a separate endowment fund held by the Quarterly Meeting.
Map to the cemetery 

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