January 2020 Events

2020 Events

Jan 1, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic; community events and tours have been cancelled until further notice

At Mountain View Cemetery, we offer family-friendly events and activities year-round. Each of our free, docent-led tours meets in front of the administrative office 15 min before 10AM and lasts about two hours. Many tours involve walking up steep hills.* *Please note: scheduled tours and events are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information and details, visit our website at www.mountainviewcemetery.org.

Exploring Mountain View Cemetery

Jan 11, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent-led tour highlighting the people, architecture, beauty and history of Mountain View Cemetery by Jane Leroe.

Specialty Tour - Symbolism

Jan 25, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent-led tour by Dennis Evanosky.  Subject: Railroads and Civil War notables

 
February 2020 Events

Exploring Mountain View Cemetery

Feb 8, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent-led tour highlighting the people, architecture, beauty and history of Mountain View Cemetery by Gia White.

Specialty Tour - Black History

Feb 22, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent-led tour by Sarah Calhoun & Gia White, highlights the lives of community leaders such as; Captain Wm. Shorey, Alonzo & Jennie Prentiss, and Lydia Flood Jackson.

 
March 2020 Events

Exploring Mountain View Cemetery

Mar 14, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent-led tour highlighting the people, architecture, beauty and history of Mountain View Cemetery by Ron Bachman.

suspended till further notice in response to the pandemic.

15th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition - Cancelled

Mar 27, 2020 10:00 AM to Mar 29, 2020 04:00 PM

Walk amidst spectacular floral arrangements created by Bay Area florists, garden clubs, and local college floral design classes. Floral arrangement demonstration daily at 2p.m. Free event!

 cancelled in response to the pandemic

Specialty Tour - Women's History Month

Mar 28, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent tour highlighting the lives of influential women such as Julia Morgan, Ina Coolbrith, and Anna Head. Led by Jane Leroe & Michael Colbruno.

 suspended till further notice in response to the pandemic.
April 2020 Events

Free Photos with the Easter Bunny - Cancelled

Apr 11, 2020 12:00 PM to Apr 11, 2020 03:00 PM

Families can bring their children to have a complimentary photo taken with the Easter Bunny in our Tower Chapel

 cancelled in response to the pandemic

Specialty Tour - The Trees of Mountain View Cemetery

Apr 25, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent-led tour by Chris Pattillo.

suspended till further notice in response to the pandemic.

Ching Ming Festival (Remembrance of Ancestors)

Apr 4, 2020 to Apr 5, 2020

Ching Ming is indicated on the Chinese calendar by the two characters: ching, meaning pure or clean and ming, meaning brightness.  Observed date is April 5.

 

Exploring Mountain View Cemetery

Apr 11, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent-led tour highlighting the people, architecture, beauty and history of Mountain View Cemetery by Barbara Gibson.

suspended till further notice in response to the pandemic.

May 2020 Events

Specialty Tour - Memorial Day Civil War Plot (led by Dennis Evanosky)

May 25, 2020 11:30 AM

Dennis, who has also led tours at the Pardee Home and Oakland’s Preservation Park, gives a general tour with special emphasis on the Civil War and the role Californians played in the conflict.

 Tours suspended till further notice in response to the pandemic.

99th Annual Memorial Day Commemoration Program - Cancelled

May 25, 2020 10:00 AM

Presentation of colors, salute to the fallen, and guest speakers

cancelled in response to the pandemic

Specialty Tour - Coming & Going

May 23, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent-led tour by Ruby Long.

 

Exploring Mountain View Cemetery

May 9, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent-led tour highlighting the people, architecture, beauty and history of Mountain View Cemetery.  Tour led by Barbara Smith.

 Tours suspended till further notice in response to the pandemic.
June 2020 Events

Bay Area Guitar Master Series

Jun 14, 2020 02:00 PM to Jun 14, 2020 04:00 PM

Specialty Tour - CA Gold Rush and Railroad

Jun 27, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent-led tour by Dennis Evanosky.

Exploring Mountain View Cemetery

Jun 13, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent-led tour highlighting the people, architecture, beauty, and history of Mountain View Cemetery. Tour led by Ron Bachman.

 
July 2020 Events

Bay Area Guitar Master Series

Jul 12, 2020 02:00 PM to Jul 12, 2020 04:00 PM

Specialty Tour - Transportation

Jul 25, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent-led tour by Gia White.

Exploring Mountain View Cemetery

Jul 11, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent-led tour highlighting the people, architecture, beauty and history of Mountain View Cemetery. Tour led by Carolyn Kemp.

 
August 2020 Events

Specialty Tour - Mayor's Tour

Aug 22, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent-led tour by Michael Colbruno.

Exploring Mountain View Cemetery

Aug 8, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent-led tour highlighting the people, architecture, beauty and history of Mountain View Cemetery

Bay Area Guitar Master Series

Aug 16, 2020 02:00 PM to Aug 16, 2020 04:00 PM
September 2020 Events

Specialty Tour

Sep 26, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent-led tour with Gia White. Subject TBD

Specialty Tour

Movie Night On The Green

Sep 19, 2020 07:00 PM to Sep 19, 2020 09:30 PM

FREE EVENT

Screening at Sunset.

Bring your own blanket, fold-up chairs, and your picnic basket!

Come, have fun and enjoy the movie with your family 

Exploring Mountain View Cemetery

Sep 12, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent-led tour by Barbara Gibson, highlighting the people, architecture, beauty and history of Mountain View Cemetery.

 
October 2020 Events

Exploring Mountain View Cemetery

Oct 10, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent-led tour highlighting the people, architecture, beauty and history of Mountain View Cemetery. Tour led by Sarah Calhoun.

 

15th Pumpkin Festival

Oct 31, 2020 12:00 PM to Oct 31, 2020 03:00 PM

Celebrate Halloween at our fun-filled pumpkin patch meadow, with free pumpkins, activities, onsite food trucks, and treats for the kids! - 12noon – 3pm

Specialty Tour - Founders and Faculty of UC Berkeley

Oct 24, 2020 10:00 AM

Free tour led by docents Ron and Jane

Specialty Tour - Founders and Faculty of UC Berkeley
November 2020 Events

Specialty Tour - Symbolism

Nov 28, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent-led tour by Sandy Rauch.

Fall Foliage Display

Nov 1, 2020 to Nov 30, 2020

Stop by and admire the colorful leaves of our redwood and oak trees.

Exploring Mountain View Cemetery

Nov 14, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent-led tour highlighting the people, architecture, beauty and history of Mountain View Cemetery by Jane Leroe.

December 2020 Events

Specialty Tour

Dec 26, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent-led tour. Subject TBD

Specialty Tour

Annual Holiday Remembrance Tree and Lighting

Dec 6, 2020 03:00 PM to Dec 6, 2020 05:00 PM

Come by and decorate a personal holiday ornament in remembrance of your loved one and hang it on our remembrance tree.  The tree lighting ceremony starts promptly at 5PM.

Free Photos with Santa!

Dec 6, 2020 12:00 PM to Dec 6, 2020 03:00 PM

Join us at the Tower Chapel for FREE photos with Santa.  Children of all ages are welcome.  Enjoy arts and crafts and refreshments.

Specialty Tour - Olmsted & Oakland Notables

Dec 12, 2020 10:00 AM

Free docent-led tour by Chris Pattillo.