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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/28269711/Soundbites_from_our_Tables_%282019-2021%29/): unforgettable conversations jotted down by our host, Nancy Gershman

• Comforting Books We Recommend (https://www.meetup.com/Death-Cafe-New-York-City/pages/29105406/Comforting_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 (nancy@artforyoursake.com) (gershman.nancy@gmail.com)

Upcoming events (5)

11th Virtual Death Cafe NYC: Wed, Nov. 18

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This meetup will be on Zoom. Write down the url because you're going to use it once when we begin at 5pm and again at 5:30pm. As for the night's focus: the usual! Talking about all the things we can't talk about with anybody else. That means Covid things and non-Covid things. The Co-Vida Project is also on the table. It's a creative service we're offering, to help anyone who needs it write an obituary or plan a memorial. SOUNDBITES FROM OUR TABLES: There are so many terrific conversations going on at Death Café NYC. If you would like to get a feel for what they're like, visit our page called Soundbites from Our Tables (https://www.meetup.com/Death-Cafe-New-York-City/pages/30434382/Soundbites%2C_Covid_2020/) and have a look at what 20-somethings to 80-somethings are coming to talk about. FACEBOOK: Follow our Facebook page, Death Café NYC, (https://www.facebook.com/DeathCafeNYC?fref=ts) to get some of the brain-sharpening items and announcements we don’t send you from Meetup.com: Memorable soundbites and photos from the latest Death Café  Share-worthy content you can use (and haven't heard before) See you Wednesday! Nancy

10th Virtual Death Cafe NYC: Wed, Oct 21

Location visible to members

This meetup will be on Zoom. Write down the url because you're going to use it once when we begin at 5pm and again at 5:30pm. As for the night's focus: the usual! Talking about all the things we can't talk about with anybody else. That means Covid things and non-Covid things. The Co-Vida Project is also on the table. It's a creative service we're offering, to help anyone who needs it write an obituary or plan a memorial. SOUNDBITES FROM OUR TABLES: There are so many terrific conversations going on at Death Café NYC. If you would like to get a feel for what they're like, visit our page called Soundbites from Our Tables (https://www.meetup.com/Death-Cafe-New-York-City/pages/30434382/Soundbites%2C_Covid_2020/) and have a look at what 20-somethings to 80-somethings are coming to talk about. FACEBOOK: LIKE our Facebook page, Death Café NYC, (https://www.facebook.com/DeathCafeNYC?fref=ts)to get some of the brain-sharpening items and announcements we don’t send you from Meetup.com: Memorable soundbites and photos from the latest Death Café  Share-worthy content you can use (and haven't heard before) See you Wednesday! Nancy

10th Virtual Death Cafe NYC: Wed, Oct 21

Location visible to members

This meetup will be on Zoom. Write down the url because you're going to use it once when we begin at 5pm and again at 5:30pm. As for the night's focus: the usual! Talking about all the things we can't talk about with anybody else. That means Covid things and non-Covid things. The Co-Vida Project is also on the table. It's a creative service we're offering, to help anyone who needs it write an obituary or plan a memorial. SOUNDBITES FROM OUR TABLES: There are so many terrific conversations going on at Death Café NYC. If you would like to get a feel for what they're like, visit our page called Soundbites from Our Tables (https://www.meetup.com/Death-Cafe-New-York-City/pages/30434382/Soundbites%2C_Covid_2020/) and have a look at what 20-somethings to 80-somethings are coming to talk about. FACEBOOK: LIKE our Facebook page, Death Café NYC, (https://www.facebook.com/DeathCafeNYC?fref=ts)to get some of the brain-sharpening items and announcements we don’t send you from Meetup.com: Memorable soundbites and photos from the latest Death Café  Share-worthy content you can use (and haven't heard before) See you Wednesday! Nancy

10th Virtual Death Cafe NYC: Wed, Oct 21

Location visible to members

This meetup will be on Zoom. Write down the url because you're going to use it once when we begin at 5pm and again at 5:30pm. As for the night's focus: the usual! Talking about all the things we can't talk about with anybody else. That means Covid things and non-Covid things. The Co-Vida Project is also on the table. It's a creative service we're offering, to help anyone who needs it write an obituary or plan a memorial. SOUNDBITES FROM OUR TABLES: There are so many terrific conversations going on at Death Café NYC. If you would like to get a feel for what they're like, visit our page called Soundbites from Our Tables (https://www.meetup.com/Death-Cafe-New-York-City/pages/30434382/Soundbites%2C_Covid_2020/) and have a look at what 20-somethings to 80-somethings are coming to talk about. FACEBOOK: LIKE our Facebook page, Death Café NYC, (https://www.facebook.com/DeathCafeNYC?fref=ts)to get some of the brain-sharpening items and announcements we don’t send you from Meetup.com: Memorable soundbites and photos from the latest Death Café  Share-worthy content you can use (and haven't heard before) See you Wednesday! Nancy

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