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The Future of the Funeral

May 8th , 6:15pm 7:45pm

green-wood landscape
Credit: Bruce Katz

Join us as we examine the impact of evolving cultural landscapes on funeral practices, considering how diverse belief systems, multicultural influences, and changing demographics are shaping the rituals of tomorrow. We will explore the role of technology in memorialization, from virtual ceremonies and digital memorials to the use of artificial intelligence in creating personalized and interactive experiences that celebrate the unique lives of the deceased.We will peer into the future to consider the psychological and emotional aspects of grief and mourning in a rapidly changing world.

Price: Free. Registration required.

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This program will be led by funeral director and death educator Amy Cunningham.

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).