What we're about
Welcome to Death Café New York City!
On the third Wednesday of every month, we meet over mint tea and family-style (vegetarian) platters at a Moroccan restaurant to talk about death and dying from every angle. Your host Nancy Gershman seats you at small tables - just the right size to open up, be present or chime in to a neighboring table of four. Basically we lighten each other's souls (hence the reason for photos of people laughing, sometimes for the first time in months)—all without facilitation, agendas or guest speakers.
Also ....look at our:
Brain-sharpening stuff on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DeathCafeNYC?fref=ts)
• articles/ videos • upcoming talks/readings/conferences • cultural excursions led by your host
Meetup email is rare; strictly for important announcements and member interviews so you'll never be inundated.
Meetup "Pages" are deep and rich. Two of the most popular pages:
• Soundbites from Our Tables (https://www.meetup.com/Death-Cafe-New-York-City/pages/20345484/Soundbites_from_Our_Tables_%282016-2018%29): unforgettable conversations jotted down by our host, Nancy Gershman
• Books We Recommend (https://www.meetup.com/Death-Cafe-New-York-City/pages/19230442/Books_we_recommend/): for every age, gender, mindset at every stage of life and loss
What makes our Death Café the real deal?
• We follow the cafe mortel concept of the Swiss sociologist, Bernard Crettaz, and Death Café (http://www.deathcafe.com) founder Jon Underwood: to liberate conversations about death from "tyrannical secrecy." It's democracy at its finest.
• NO FACILITATION, AGENDAS or GUEST SPEAKERS. It's BWOYM: Bring What's On Your Mind.
• Returning members come so often they become co-hosts. That's what makes our newbies feel welcome and understood. We're also delighted when members continue their conversations offline.
See you soon?
Nancy Gershman (email@example.com) and co-host, Chad Lewis.