Death, Grief, & Music with Ghost Stories Podcast & The Bad Light

Join the captivating hosts of the Ghost Stories podcast, Sashka Rothchild and Dr. Victoria Sterkin, along with The Bad Light—a band destined to perform in a cemetery—for an unforgettable musical experience ruminating on death, dying, grief, and the creative process. Set in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, the band will play through their latest album, GOODBYE. Rothchild and Sterkin ... Read more

Death Cafe in Spanish

El Café de la Muerte en Español The Death Cafe is inspired by the centuries-old European salon (or cafe), an informal gathering to discuss philosophical, political or scientific ideas. In 2011, British entrepreneur Jon Underwood applied this concept to discussions of the most universal topic of all: death. Underwood’s intention was to provide an opportunity ... Read more

Live After Death: Ben Wasserman

Within the span of three years, comedian Ben Wasserman lost his dad, granddad, uncle, and four friends. In his new show Live After Death, Wasserman blends comedy, clowning, and crowd work as he leads the audience on a hilarious yet moving journey through grief, honoring and celebrating the ones we've lost along the way. Expect vulnerable ... Read more

Event Series Live After Death: Ben Wasserman

Live After Death: Ben Wasserman

Within the span of three years, comedian Ben Wasserman lost his dad, granddad, uncle, and four friends. In his new show Live After Death, Wasserman blends comedy, clowning, and crowd work as he leads the audience on a hilarious yet moving journey through grief, honoring and celebrating the ones we've lost along the way. Expect vulnerable ... Read more

Day of the Dead Family Celebration

Rain date November 2, 2023 Discover the rich history and traditions associated with the holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) through family-friendly crafts, performances, music, activities, and food.  Celebrated throughout Latin America from October 31st to November 2nd, this holiday is a time for family and friends to commemorate departed loved ones ... Read more

Feeling Tones: Pop-Up Video Installation

Multimedia artist Leigh Davis has thought a lot about death and dying. Now, she’s thinking about what comes next—in the afterlife. In her new video series Feeling Tones, Davis explores how we construct our beliefs about human consciousness and a possible afterlife. She focuses on how abstraction, imagery, and non-linear narrative help us process discomfort ... Read more

Feeling Tones: Artist Talk with Leigh Davis

Multimedia artist Leigh Davis has thought a lot about death and dying. Now, she’s thinking about what comes next: the afterlife. In her new video series Feeling Tones, Davis explores how we construct our beliefs about human consciousness and a possible afterlife. She focuses on how abstraction, imagery, and non-linear narratives help us process discomfort ... Read more

Grief Artlab Workshop + Daffodil Bulb Plantings

For centuries, the ritual burning of paper items as offerings to the dead has been an integral part of Chinese funerary culture. Inspired by this age-old tradition, artist Mary Ting leads a workshop centering on grief and creative expression. Participants are invited to write letters to, share stories of, and craft paper objects for their deceased loved ... Read more

The Joy of Funerals—20 Years Later: A Book Talk and Signing With Alix Strauss

Described by the Los Angeles Times as “part ‘Six Feet Under,’ part ‘Sex and the City,’” The Joy Of Funerals by Alix Strauss has become a cult classic since its publication in 2003. Now, twenty years later, on the occasion of the novel’s rerelease, Strauss joins us at Green-Wood for a reading, discussion, Q&A, and book signing.  Books will be ... Read more

Sacred Passage Passport: Rituals From Around The World

With nearly 8 billion people on Earth—that’s 8 billion different perspectives on death, each influenced by the regional and cultural norms embedded in those individuals' daily lives.  What can we learn from these diverse perspectives? How can we broaden our outlook beyond the limitations of American customs?   Journey around the globe with us as we ... Read more