WHAT'S DEATH CAFE? We're a salon in a Chinese restaurant - a multigenerational group that gets together to talk about death and dying over tea and small plates: without facilitators, agendas, guest speakers or exercises. A nice mixture of regulars and newbies. Your hosts are Health and Transitions Mentor, Audrey Pellicano and memory artist, Nancy Gershman.
LOCATION: Death Café meets at China Sun, 108 West 39th Street, between Avenue of the Americas & Broadway. In exchange for your Paypal payment of $11, we enjoy China Sun's carpeted private balcony for an hour and a half, with endless pots of tea and small plates of savory foods (such as vegetable noodle soup, scallion pancakes, fresh oranges and lychees). If you order other dishes or drinks from the bar, that separate check becomes your responsibility.
Note: China Fun's second story balcony is not handicapped-accessible.
No-Shows and Wanna-Be-There(s):
- If you are not coming, even if it's a last minute decision, please have the courtesy of RSVP-ing "NO" on our Meetup.com page so your seat can be filled by someone who really wants to be here.
- If you discover this Meetup is full by the time you RSVP, no worries. We have a waiting list deployed and attendance has been expanded to 50, so there will always be that random cancellation.
If you're looking for a Death Café closer to home (or a more structured version where the host leads the conversation), check out our Meetup page entitled "All NYC Death Cafés by Location" to join Death Cafés located in other parts of the city.
"OVERHEARD NUGGETS": If you hear some really memorable things said or overheard at Death Café NYC, please write it down on our Facebook page. Or email your hosts through Meetup.com so we can capture it on our Overheard Nuggets page.
FACEBOOK: Have you seen some of the brain-sharpening items now coming through the Death Café Facebook page?
Discount tickets to lecture series
Documentaries with live Q&As with the director
The Tragicomedia Interviews
The Wise Widow blog series
Make sure to visit and LIKE Death Café Facebook so that these goodies float in your Timeline and you can share them with others! And we're heartily hoping you'll post some items of your own ....
Your hosts, Audrey and Nancy