The Death Café is inspired by the centuries-old European salon (or café), an informal gathering to discuss philosophical, political or scientific ideas. In 2011, British entrepreneur Jon Underwood brought this concept to discussions of the most universal topic of all: death. Underwood’s intention was to provide an opportunity to “increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives.” Today, there are over 4,400 Death Cafes in 26 countries around the world.
Valentine’s Day. We all know the drill: a box of chocolates, a goofy card, and a dozen red roses. Why not give that special someone in your life a personalized hand-crafted gift? Join Brooklyn-based expert florist Mindy Cardozo for an evening workshop to learn how to make a truly unique floral arrangement. Whether you’re super crafty or super klutzy, Mindy will guide you through the process and explain how to use a variety of seasonal flowers and plants to add your own distinct touches.