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September 12th , 6:30pm – 8:00pm
The Death Cafe is a simple concept. Bring strangers together to discuss one of the great universal truths: death. With thousands of chapters in over 25 countries 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 and cremation versus water cremation and natural organic reduction, what music you want played at your funeral, the way death is depicted in literature and film, or a personal experience you had dealing with grief.
Price: Free. Registration required.
Taking place in the Cemetery’s Modern Chapel, Gabrielle Gatto, Green-Wood’s coordinator of public programs and a death doula who holds a certificate in thanatology, invites you to share their thoughts, anxieties, hopes, and questions about death. It’s an opportunity for safe and open exchanges—along with tea and pastries!
In remembrance of the 22nd anniversary of 9/11, we will reserve space in this meeting to reflect on the particular branch of grief that finds its roots in tragedy. Green-Wood is the final resting place of many victims of 9/11; we will honor them with a reflection at the beginning of the program.
Free. Registration required. Please consider a donation to the Green-Wood Historic Fund so that we can continue to offer free and low-cost programs throughout the year.
BEFORE RESERVING YOUR SPOT, PLEASE NOTE:
- 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).