TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018
Saturday, MAY 5, 9:30 am 12:30 pm
Join Amy at the New York Open Center, 22 East 30th Street, Manhattan, for a three hour workshop called "The Inspired Funeral." Planning for death and getting acquainted with both traditional and contemporary end-of-life rituals can be a spiritual practice that helps you face your own mortality with courage. You'll learn how to plan a basic, reasonably-priced funeral or memorial; we'll cover the “green burial” movement, new thinking on the burial shroud; pros and cons of cremation; biodegradable caskets, blended-faith/alternative ceremonies and more. Come envision what funerals of the future might look like. $110 (Members & Nonmembers) Early Bird $95 by 4/6
17FPS43SA9, CE Approval Pending.
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Amy will lead a conversation at Green-Wood Cemetery on mothering without a mother alive in your life. “When a mother dies,” author Hope Edelman writes, “a daughter’s mourning never completely ends.” In what ways can we honor our mothers who have passed away while raising our own children? How can we uncover the hidden wisdom that can be found in mourning and the celebration of life? We welcome motherless mothers with children of any age. We'll speak about child rearing, grieving, and rituals for memorializing. This program is presented in partnership with Park Slope Parents. Free to attend, RSVP recommended. Please register using the Eventbrite box below.
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018 6:30 PM-8 PM
Amy hosts the Death Cafe at Green-Wood Cemetery. Inspired by the centuries-old European salon, a Death Cafe is an informal gathering where people come to discuss philosophical, personal, or scientific ideas about--yes!-- death. British founder Jon Underwood believed that this kind of gathering would help people make the most of their finite lives, and it seems to work. Today, there are over 4,400 Death Cafes in 26 countries around the world. The fact that you're discussing death, a previously forbidden topic, with fellow wayfaring strangers creates an unusual and pleasant intimacy. Tea and light snacks are provided. “A place for people to discuss our inevitable fate.” – Gothamist