TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2018 6:30 PM-8 PM

Amy hosts the Death Cafe at Green-Wood Cemetery. Inspired by the centuries-old European salon, a Death Cafe is an informal gathering where people come to discuss philosophical, personal, or scientific ideas about--yes!-- death. British founder Jon Underwood believed that this kind of gathering would help people make the most of their finite lives, and it seems to work.  Today, there are over 4,400 Death Cafes in 26 countries around the world. The fact that you're discussing death, a previously forbidden topic, with fellow wayfaring strangers creates an unusual and pleasant intimacy. Tea and light snacks are provided. “A place for people to discuss our inevitable fate.” – Gothamist

THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30

Memorialization 101: Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232. 718-768-7300. After the funeral is over, how do we begin memorializing the precious memories of a loved one? While traditional acts – such as published obituaries, grave markers, scrap books, and stories at the dinner table – are important and relevant, there are new and exciting ways emerging on how to preserve a person’s life, wisdom, and cherished values. Join Amy for a discussion about capturing the true legacy of a loved one. Learn about creating unique keepsakes, whether it is the form of textiles, artwork, charitable donations, or readings. She will also explore how digital platforms can provide an ideal space for sharing stories and memories that are easily accessible. Discover what might feel right for your family.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 6:30 PM-8 PM

Amy hosts the Death Cafe at Green-Wood Cemetery. Inspired by the centuries-old European salon, a Death Cafe is an informal gathering where people come to discuss philosophical, personal, or scientific ideas about--yes!-- death. British founder Jon Underwood believed that this kind of gathering would help people make the most of their finite lives, and it seems to work.  Today, there are over 4,400 Death Cafes in 26 countries around the world. The fact that you're discussing death, a previously forbidden topic, with fellow wayfaring strangers creates an unusual and pleasant intimacy. Tea and light snacks are provided. “A place for people to discuss our inevitable fate.” – 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 3:30 P.M

Cremation and the Modern Process: Amy's lecture on cremation's history and full crematory tour with Green-Wood's crematory manager Gema LaBochetta (which includes a look at the family witnessing room and the faces of the cremation retorts) is perhaps the most informative and innovative program Amy helps lead. Some people leave feeling at peace with the cremation process, others depart feeling more committed to burial. Bonus: Madame Helena Blavatzky, Mark Twain, and Walt Whitman will make brief appearances. And there is no fee. 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232. 718-768-7300.

COMING UP: Guidance on funerals in the home, end-of-life film screenings and more.  Fitting Tribute Funeral Services is a sponsor of Reimagine End-of-Life, a group that will promote events and conversations about the death and dying all over New York City the last week of October, 2018.  

Highlighted memories

 Amy shows a felted wool shroud from Bellacouche.com at her greener funeral talk at Pioneer Works, Redhook, Brooklyn, October 4, 2017.

Amy shows a felted wool shroud from Bellacouche.com at her greener funeral talk at Pioneer Works, Redhook, Brooklyn, October 4, 2017.

 Amy at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Trade show, October 2016.

Amy at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Trade show, October 2016.

 Maple Street, Brooklyn, New York, March 2018

Maple Street, Brooklyn, New York, March 2018

 At the screening of Helen Whitney's  "Into the Night,"  Green-Wood Cemetery's Historic Chapel, March 2018

At the screening of Helen Whitney's "Into the Night," Green-Wood Cemetery's Historic Chapel, March 2018