The Lawrence Cemetery is a quiet spot located in a shady corner of 216th Street and 42nd Avenue in Bayside. In fact, the Lawrence family used it as a picnic ground they called “Pine Grove.” But is it haunted? This Saturday, a paranormal investigation group will demonstrate and explain the tools and techniques used to discover paranormal activity and then perform an investigation. The Bayside Historical Society, which is organizing the event, has performed these ghost hunts before and assures that it’s not scary. Plus, the cemetery is a fascinating, landmarked venue where Cornelius Van Wyck Lawrence, who was NYC’s mayor from 1834 to 1837, is buried. It is also the final resting place of Colonel Frederick Newbold Lawrence, a Civil War veteran who went on to be president of the New York Stock Exchange from 1882 to 1883.
Details: Paranormal Investigation of Lawrence Cemetery, Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue, Fort Totten, Bayside. Event is by reservation only at (718) 352-1548 and will be rescheduled in the event of rain, June 7th, noon, $10.
Photos: Bayside Historical Society