Photos: Pushing Up the Daisies Festival at The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery

On Saturday, May 16 the Pushing Up the Daisies Festival went off almost without a hitch. The doors opened later than expected due to a morning funeral. It is an active cemetery, after all. The weather cooperated for most of the day, all the bands played, including AMINAL, Black Wail, Bodega Dream, Cicada Radio, Cold Fur, Hey Anna, Higgins, and Vincent, The Owl, Miss Ohio, and the Rock n Roll Hi Fives. Visitors enjoyed the live music and the historic walking tours of the cemetery, which included the underground bunker, and feeding the goats. Food and beverages were provided by Cal’s Hot Dogs, Koro Koro Rice Ball Cafe and The Thirsty Quaker while local nonprofit organizations gave out their information.

The event raised nearly $3,000 which will go to support the work and vision of volunteers that operate the Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery. Approximately 300 people attended.

See some of the sights from this year’s festival in our photo gallery below.

Photos by Steve Gold

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Steve Gold

specializes in documentary photography and portraiture. He is a regular contributor to the Jersey City Independent and his photographs have appeared in the Jersey Journal, New York Daily News, and other newspapers and weeklies. You can see more of his more on his website popzero photography.