Dancing Tony & The Historic JC & Harsimus Cemetery presents:
3rd Annual Goatstock: A fundraiser at and for The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery‘s Goats.
Gates 2 pm /\ Suggested Donation $10 Adults /\ $5 Children
with live Performances by
3:30 The White Dix
4:20 Change Order
5:10 Underlined Passages
6;00 Life in a Blender
6:50 SINS [aka] Garon Whitney
7:40 June and the Pushas
8:30 Cyclone Static
9:20 Fruit & Flowers
after party Lucky Bar
with DJ William “Billy” de Gote 10 pm
food from Koro Koro Rice Ball Cafe
marketeers from JC Oddities Market
About the Goats and the Cemetery: Our live goats are part of our invasive weed eradication program, although the goats technically work for oats, we pay a fee to the farm to help us clean things up at the cemetery, and while they are in care we also need money to feed and house [aka fence] them. This year we needed to build a second fence to house them in a different section of the cemetery. The fences are permanent so this additional cost will shelter our goats for years to come.
The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery is a National Treasure. Prior to the creation of the Cemetery in 1829, it’s historical significance dates back to the 1700’s as the site of Revolutionary War skirmishes, and an active Ammunition Bunker during the War of 1812 that still stands proudly on our grounds. Now the sacred eternal resting place of thousands of soldiers from the Revolutionary & Civil Wars, the War of 1812, the Spanish-American War, WWI and II, forward, as well as home to our earliest Jersey City founders, leaders, residents, and legends. With its 200 year old English Ivy adorning many of the towering trees, and the monumental works of art, this 6-acre sanctuary of peace and unique history is one of the most beautiful natural settings in Jersey City.
Sadly neglected and abandoned in early 2008, the Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery is now being saved and preserved by the dedicated efforts of a newly formed volunteer Board of Trustees, a hard-working group of volunteers, and a supportive Community who are committed to the restoration of the historic cemetery grounds, caretaker house, and historic monuments.
With undivided loyalty, we will protect and preserve, with honor, our ancestors, and veterans in memoriam, while promoting the early American historical events that took place on these sacred grounds.
can’t make the date? please donate www.jerseycitycemetery.org