Death Cafe profile for Amy Cunningham

Location: United States

About Amy Cunningham:

Amy Cunningham is a death educator and NY state licensed funeral director who blogs about funeral planning and  end-of-life issues.

What brings you to Death Cafe?

When people comfortably discuss death, they become more aware of the preciousness of life. In order to get good at anything, one has to rehearse. So why not rehearse a little for death by discussing it over tea and cake (I prefer fruit and cheese myself) with others? I love Death Cafes for the community they build, and went to several before leading one.

What would you like your legacy to be?

Oh, I am hoping to foster better understanding between end-of-life professionals (crematory and cemetery managers, funeral directors) and the general public. I'd also like to make sure people shopping for funeral services go into their funeral arrangements conference armed with good information and a broader understanding of their options.

Thoughts for sharing:

So live, that when thy summons comes to join the innumerable caravan that moves to that mysterious realm where each shall take his chamber in the silent halls of death, thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night,
scourged to his dungeon, but sustained and soothed by an unfaltering trust. Approach thy grave, like one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.

--William Cullen Bryant

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Amy Cunningham's posts on the Death Cafe website

Death Cafe: Green-Wood Cemetery Death Cafe

Posted by Amy Cunningham on Feb. 5, 2018, noon

With Green-Wood Cemetery

Feb. 13, 2018, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Eastern standard time)


Refreshments will be served. 

Death Cafe: Green-Wood Cemetery Death Cafe

Posted by Amy Cunningham on Nov. 2, 2017, 11:40 p.m.

With Amy Cunningham

Nov. 14, 2017, 6.30 p.m. - 8.15 p.m. (ETS)

No donations necessary

Thanks to Green-Wood for providing the cookies, coffee, teas and great space.

Death Cafe: Brooklyn, NY Death Cafe

Posted by Amy Cunningham on April 25, 2017, 11:06 a.m.

With Green-Wood Cemetery

June 13, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (EST)

Free, historic fund donations and memberships always welcomed.

Cookies, tea, coffee--and you comfortably chatting about death and dying with other wayfaring strangers. Please join us!

Amy Cunningham blogs at, and lectures regularly on green burials, mixed-faith ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Brooklyn, NY

Posted by Amy Cunningham on June 15, 2016, 11:26 p.m.

With Amy Cunningham

July 5, 2016, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (East coast time)

All free, all welcome

We meet in the upper library room of the fabulous Morbid Anatomy Museum.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Brooklyn, New York

Posted by Amy Cunningham on Nov. 17, 2015, 7:20 p.m.

With Funeral Director Amy Cunningham

June 7, 2016, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (US East Coast)

none at this time

The upper rooms of the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn prove to be an exquisite setting for relaxed conversation about death and dying. Come early to peruse the wonderful book ...

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