TUESDAY, MARCH 7
Death Café – 6-8pm. Green-Wood Cemetery crematory chapel now hosts monthly Death Cafes. As they share coffee and sweet treats, gathered fellow wayfaring strangers share their thoughts, feelings and outlook on death. Each meeting offers an opportunity for safe and open exchange without any agenda. Rather than grief support or counseling sessions, it is a discussion group. Started in 2011 by Jon Underwood, Mr. Underwood’s intention was to allow people to “increase awareness of death and to help them make the most of their finite lives.” Also held April 4. 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY. 718-768-7300 or fittingtributefunerals.com.
THURSDAY, APRIL 20
Cremation: History and Modern Process – 5-7pm. What is cremation? How long have we been doing it, and how does it work? Amy leads this tour of cremation’s history (from its origins 32 thousand years ago in Australia!) and its impact on the present and future of funerals. This engaging and sometimes jolly journey will also explore how to choose an end-of-life mode of disposition that expresses your own beliefs and values. Afterward, you will have the opportunity to visit the crematory with Gema LaBoccetta, Green-Wood’s Crematory Manager, as well as enjoy discussion and questions at a short reception. Green-Wood Cemetery Crematory Chapel, 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY. 718-768-7300 or FittingTributeFunerals.com.