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Death Cafe

May 10th , 6:00pm 7:30pm

death cafe conversation

The Death Cafe is a simple concept: bring strangers together to discuss one of the great universal truths, death. With thousands of chapters around the world, Death Cafes are informal gatherings that aim to “increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives.”

There is no set agenda, but small group conversations might include thoughts on burial versus cremation, what music you want played at your funeral, or how death is depicted on television and in film.

Price: Free. Registration required.

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Taking place in person in the Cemetery’s Modern Chapel, Gabrielle Gatto, Green-Wood’s coordinator of public programs who holds a certificate in Thanatology, invites participants to share their thoughts, anxieties, hopes, and questions about death. It’s an opportunity for safe and open exchanges—along with tea and pastries! 

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.

Before Registering, Please Note:

  • Attendees MUST wear a face covering at all times in the Modern Chapel, regardless of vaccine status, and follow ALL instructions and guidance from Cemetery staff and ambassadors. Green-Wood reserves the right to deny entry to anyone who refuses to comply with these guidelines, which are based on CDC, state, and city mandates.
  • Location: This program takes place in Green-Wood’s Modern Chapel, located just past the Arch at Green-Wood’s Main Entrance on 25th Street and Fifth Avenue.
  • There are no paper or e-tickets! Attendees will be checked in by name.
  • Feeling Sick? Stay home if you are feeling sick or running a fever. We will credit your ticket(s) for a future tour or program, just email events@green-wood.com prior to your tour. Please understand our staffing is limited and we will respond as soon as we can.