News and Events

Two major Special Annual Events take place each year (see below), and others are posted here as they occur.

WE INVITE YOU to come back from time to time to see the latest news and events.

NEWS

Spring Cleanup Announcement

Work on the cemetery grounds in preparation for the spring cleanup has started.Please be advised that ALL items other than real flowers, small flags, and vigil lights will be removed from the graves in accordance with the General Rules and Regulations of Cedar Grove...

Fall Cleanup Announcement

Work on the cemetery grounds in preparation for the fall cleanup has started. Please be advised that ALL items other than real flowers, small flags, and vigil lights will be removed from the graves in accordance with the General Rules and Regulations of Cedar Grove...

Cedar Grove Still Boasts Old-Time Charm

This article first appeared in the Dorchester Argus-Citizen, May 10, 1990 By Anthony Sammarco, Argus-Citizen Correspondent The Cedar Grove section of Dorchester represents what is commonly known as “New Dorchester,” as opposed to the northern area of the town. To...

EVENTS

Thursday, September 26th, 2019 – Music at the Gilman Chapel – Conscious Reggae Band

Doors Open at 6:30 pm; Start at 7:00 pm. Admission:  $15.00. The Cedar Grove Cemetery is pleased to present the Conscious Reggae Band at our next Gilman Chapel Concerts music event.

Thursday, July 11th, 2019 – Music at the Gilman Chapel – Quartet San Francisco

Doors Open at 6:30 pm. Admission:  $20.00. The Cedar Grove Cemetery is pleased to present the Quartet San Franciso at our next Gilman Chapel Concerts music event.
Non-traditional in their delivery, the QSF redefiines the sound of chamber music. “If the music says swing, we swing. When the music says groove, we groove.”

Sunday, May 26th, 2019 – Memorial Day Mass at Gilman Chapel

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US for our Memorial Day Mass at Gilman Chapel, set for 11AM on Sunday, May 26th. Light refreshments will be served after the Mass. We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, May 27th, 2019 – Memorial Day Observances

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US for our Memorial Day Observances, set for 10AM on Monday, May 27th. The  morning events begin with the annual parade to the Cemetery from the John P. McKeon Post, followed by solemn ceremonies at 10AM, with local veteran leaders and elected...

Thursday, June 20th, 2019 – Music at the Gilman Chapel – Classical Guitarist Robert Bekkers

Doors Open at 6:30 pm. Admission:  $20.00. The Cedar Grove Cemetery is happy to be hosting our first music event in the newly restored Gilman Chapel.We are so honored that classical guitarist Robert Bekkers has agreed to be the first artist to perform at the Chapel.

Special Annual Events

MEMORIAL SERVICES

For more than twenty-five years, the Friends of Cedar Grove Cemetery has sponsored memorial masses. These masses are held on the Sundays before Memorial Day and Christmas at 11:00 am, in memory of all who rest with us. Held in our seventy-five-year-old Gilman Chapel, the services attract more than two hundred people. Attendees participate in the Mass, and then enjoy light refreshments in the office, or weather permitting, on the grounds adjacent to the Chapel. Flowers may be brought to decorate the altar, in memory of our loved ones, and are then returned to the family after the service.

We feature a one-half hour guided tour of different sections of the Cemetery following these services. We hope to continue this practice, and to expand it in the future.

VETERANS MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES

On Memorial Day of each year, for more than fifty years, exercises are held to honor all deceased military men and women, and support our active troops. The seven Dorchester AMVETS, VFW, and AMERICAN LEGION Posts parade into the Cemetery in full formation. They place memorial wreaths, play taps, fire a 21-gun salute and listen to patriotic music. Many high-ranking political and military leaders have been featured speakers at this event. Hundreds of people participate in the ceremonies.