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Delaware County Death Cafe

Hosted by Upper Catskill Natural Burial Association


March 26, 2023

Start time:

2:00 p.m. (ET)

End time:

4:00 p.m. (ET)


Bushel Collective

106 Main Street

Delhi, NY


United States


Accepts donations

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About this Death Cafe

Please join the Upper Catskill Natural Burial Association for Delaware County’s first ever Death Cafe. A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.This is a respectful space for community members to share their questions, curiosities, fears, beliefs, and stories about any and all aspects of death. We will provide conversation starters, a facilitator, and refreshments. 

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This event will include mature discussions on death and dying and is most appropriate for ages 16+.

About Upper Catskill Natural Burial Association

This Death Cafe will be facilitated by Anna Rutenbeck. Anna is one of the founders of the Upper Catskill Natural Burial Association and the Project Coordinator at the Otsego County Conservation Association. She is passionate about environmental conservation, accessible science education, and alternative death care. She lives in Cooperstown with her partner, dog, and two cats.

The Upper Catskill Natural Burial Association is a regional nonprofit with the goal of starting a natural burial cemetery in the Upper Catskill region of New York State, as well as bringing accessible death education to our community. The UCNBA was founded in April of 2022 by Bob Brzozowski, James Mills, Karen Palmer, and Anna Rutenbeck. The UCNBA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.


Founded in 2015, Bushel is a nonprofit, volunteer-run, interdisciplinary collective dedicated to growing community and discourse through programming in the arts, agriculture, ecology, and action. Located on Main Street in Delhi, New York (pop. 5,117), Bushel is an exploration of the relationships and conversations that can be forged in a low-population area by offering a space for exhibitions, readings, musical performances, film screenings, discussions, meetings, co-working, classes and workshops, swaps and skills shares, and other as-yet unexplored happenings. Inspired by both traditional rural meeting places and non-traditional storefront experiments, Bushel remains unwritten, indeterminate, and open-ended.

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