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Civic Solidarity: Conversations on Death & Society

January 28th , 2:00pm 3:30pm

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Join us for an open forum on the past, present, and future of socially and environmentally sustainable memorialization and burial in New York City. This event is sponsored by the New York Community Trust and presented by Columbia University DeathLAB and The Green-Wood Cemetery

We invite you to share your thoughts, hopes, and questions about disposition and memorialization, both personal and societal.

Price: Free. Registration required.

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Following a brief presentation on urban American disposition practices, we will open the conversation to our guests to discuss the future of memorialization and burial in New York City. The program will be co-hosted by DeathLAB associates and Gabrielle Gatto, Green-Wood’s coordinator of public programs and a death doula who holds a certificate in thanatology.

Free. Registration required. Please consider a $10 donation to the Green-Wood Historic Fund so that we can continue to offer free and low-cost programs throughout the year.


  • Attendees must follow ALL instructions and guidance from Cemetery staff and ambassadors.
  • Tickets: There is no need to print tickets. Attendees will be checked in by name.
  • Where to go: Contactless check-in will take place at the Modern Chapel near the Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street (500 25th Street).