CANCELED: Spring Death Cafe Cambridge MA

Hosted by Mount Auburn Cemetery


March 24, 2020

Start time:

6:00 p.m. (EST)

End time:

7:30 p.m. (EST)


Bigelow Chapel

Mount Auburn Cemetery

580 Mt. Auburn St.

Cambridge, MA



United States



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About this Death Cafe

Mount Auburn is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and is following the protocols outlined by the CDC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  We are canceling the Death Café on Tuesday, March 24.  The next Death Café will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 6pm.

Following the model developed by Jon Underwood (based on the ideas of Bernard Crettaz), a Death Café is an opportunity for people to eat cake, drink tea, and discuss death. The goal is to “increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” The equinox is an ideal time to reflect on life and death as we circle through growth and rebirth in the Spring and the eventual leaf-fall and decay of Autumn.

At Mount Auburn’s Death Café, attendees will have the opportunity to speak in both large and small group settings and have organic and meaningful discussions on mortality. Tea and Cupcakes will be served. No registration is required for this Death Café: seats are available on a first come first serve basis. Meet in Bigelow Chapel

This is not an end-of-life planning event, bereavement group, or grief counseling. We hope that you will come with an open mind, prepared to discuss the topic of death with strangers in a safe, respectful environment.

About Mount Auburn Cemetery

Mount Auburn Cemetery was founded in 1831 as America's first landscaped cemetery. A National Historic Landmark, its renowned landscape inspired the creation of the nation's public parks. Mount Auburn was designated an Important Bird Area by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, reinforcing its status as a significant wildlife sanctuary. Still an active burial place, Mount Auburn Cemetery provides comfort and solace to countless families. The Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery was established in 1986 to assist in the conservation of the Cemetery's natural beauty and to promote the appreciation of its cultural, historic, and natural resources. Over 100 public programs are offered annually by the Friends to educate, enrich, and inspire the community. The Friends seeks financial support for education and interpretive programs and materials for the public, specific cultural projects, and operational support for horticultural rejuvenation and the preservation of the historic monuments, structures, and archival artifacts and records.

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