Posted by bethanybtabor

Hosted by Bethany Tabor


June 2, 2018

Start time:

1:00 p.m. (EDT)

End time:

3:00 p.m. (EDT)


The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery

435 Newark Ave.

Main Gate

Jersey City, NJ



United States

Suggested donation:

Donations are collected to help restore and maintain the cemetery grounds, caretaker house, and historic monuments.

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About this Death Cafe

Join us at The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery and spend some time thinking and talking about the one thing we all have in common: death and mortality.

The purpose of the Death Cafe is to make space and time to come together and talk about death and dying over sweet treats in an intimate setting, connecting us to an appreciation of life and living. Mixing conversation and desserts and good people is a great way to help us conceptualize our profoundly finite lives.

The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery opens up its first group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. All are welcome. The site is an early example of Garden Style landscape cemeteries, established as the first cemetery company founded in the State of New Jersey in 1829. With flora, fauna, a produce garden and several acres of history to explore, the event will take place in small groups of strangers. This is a time to discuss death without the expectation of finding answers.

Death Cafe is FREE with RSVP, and donations are welcome for the all-volunteer cemetery preservation mission (

Introductions by Bethany Tabor, death scholar and Konstantin Vail, mortician // Facilitated by Keren Anavy, Rebecca Johnson, Nathaniel Lewis, Jessi Li, Pajtim Osmanaj, and Kristen Scalia // Organized by Katya Valevich

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