We are beginning our 2016 tour and special event season.
Public tours of Vale Cemetery and Park are on the 1st Sunday of the month from May-October. Tours start at 2 p.m. from the Caretaker's Cottage adjacent to the main entrance on State Street. There is ample parking available and due to the size of the cemetery/park a shuttle bus is used. There is a $7 donation requested with children under 12 free.
Special Events at Vale Cemetery and Park
Saturday, May 7th at 7:30 a.m. - Bird Walk at Vale. Hosted by Neil Reilly.
Memorial Day, May 30th at 10:00 a.m. - Flag ceremony, oratory, patriotic music, rifle salute and Taps honoring or veterans.
Juneteenth, June 17th at 7:00 p.m. - A commemoration of the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery. Music, oratory and a reenactment.
Tours of Vale Cemetery and Park
Sunday, April 3rd - Nature Walk in Vale's 100-Acre Urban Greenspace. Hosted by Amy Veino.
Sunday, May 1st - Notable Women of Vale. Hosted by Sue McLane.
Sunday, June 5th - WWI and Schenectady. Hosted by Prof. Kelly.
Sunday, July 3rd - The Revolutionary War and Schnectady. Hosted by John Gearing.
Sunday, August 7th - Giants of Industry. Hosted by Chris Hunter.
Sunday, Sept. 4th - Sports Heroes of Schneectady. Hosted by Paul Tracy.
Sunday, Oct. 2nd - Victorian Women in Mourning. Hosted by Sue McClane.