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The Art of the Condolence Letter

April 15th , 3:30pm 4:30pm

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Have you ever grasped to find a better version of “sorry for your loss?” Oftentimes it feels too sterile, but it’s all we seem to have in our vernacular. In an effort to find the balance of conveying sympathy, admiration, and support, this program focuses on the art of carefully crafting your words to a loved one after a death.

Along the way, we’ll read condolences written by luminaries of the past, including Emily Dickinson, Martin Luther King Jr., and Marcel Proust.

Price: Free. Registration required.

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Death educator and funeral director Amy Cunningham will lead a practical guide to crafting messages that heal and knowing what’s best left unsaid. 

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:

  • COVID-19 Policy: In accordance with New York State and CDC guidance, masks are optional. Attendees must follow ALL instructions and guidance from Cemetery staff and ambassadors.
  • Where to go: Contactless check-in will take place at the Modern Chapel.