Circle of Friends for the Dying actively promotes events that give people the opportunity to explore their feelings about death—such as our monthly Circle of Friends Death Cafés—and to learn about the various issues pertaining to dying, like preparing your end-of-life directives or taking advantage of hospice when the time comes. We also sponsor events to celebrate life, such as “Circlestock”, a concert and dance party. Our inaugural event was held last year at Colony in Woodstock and pictured here.
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*CANCELLED * Calling our Ancestors, A free safe-distanced community event!
October 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFREE!
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Calling Our Ancestors
attention: OCT. 23.2020: Covid Caution Causes Cancellation- with tremendous community interest and registration response, we were filled beyond city-approved Maximum capacity!
Based on heightened alerts from the City of Kingston about Covid and elevated safety concerns for our community, we have considered it best to call it off. This is hard to do.
We created an opportunity to come together and get in touch with relationships that matter. We attempted to employ safety restrictions and provide PPE tools so that we could all enjoy each other’s company and be entertained by some fabulous local talent, all of whom were willing to generously contribute their time. We had even set up a streaming Facebook Live application so that those of you who could not come to Kingston could join in from home.
But recent logistics and circumstances beyond our control have made this decision for us.
We LOVE your support and value every member of our community. We need to make sure everyone stays safe. When Covid is over we will celebrate together with our Ancestors, and we’ll meet again!
Come gather with friends and loved ones at Academy Green Park in Kingston to celebrate your ancestors!
Get in touch with your connection to the ones who made your life possible on Sunday, October 25 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
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OCT. 22: WE HAVE REACHED CAPACITY FOR OUR EVENT THIS SUNDAY!
Please understand that we are under strict guidelines as to the number of individuals permitted on the property. We LOVE your support and value every member of our community. We need to make sure everyone stays safe. If you have not already registered, we encourage you to join us on Facebook Live, because we have a wonderful day planned for you.
If you show up without having reserved a spot,
please understand that you will turned away.
Your safety is our number one concern.
This free, safe-distanced, masked event focuses on naming and honoring those who have come before us.
Do you feel connected to your ancestors? It is said that the spirit of our ancestors matures through time. Their paths continue as we bring them close and honor the wisdom of their journey. In a time when we can’t be with family and friends or visit the places where our loved ones are buried or once lived, we can be present to who they were and how they sacrificed for us. Join us to make that connection, share their names, and bring forth a space of reverence and gratitude.
Connecting with our ancestors can be a tremendous source of healing. The ancestors we choose to celebrate may include those who recently died, some close or distant family, but also our friend families, community members, spiritual leaders, and sentient beings alike! Circle of Friends for the Dying (CFD) is providing a safe and socially distanced space—the weekend before Dias de los Muertos!–to reunite with our loved ones and with each other.
On October 25th let’s celebrate together by preparing copies of meaningful photographs of our ancestors to bring them physically to our gathering. Catskill Art Supply is offering 10% off printing with code CFD Ancestor Event at both the Kingston and Woodstock copy center locations! You can choose to pin the photographs to your clothing or place images on signs and posters. As we gather and display our ancestors, we will call out their names, their lives, and bring forth the power of their ancient knowledge. Let’s bring their legacies alive.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
50 PEOPLE MAX PER SOCIAL-DISTANCING GUIDELINES
WKNY, Radio Kingston is set to livestream the event on Facebook!
CFD appreciates the sponsorship of Catskill Art Supply and Radio Kingston.
Join us for a heartwarming afternoon! (Rain date is November 1, same time/same place.)
Stay connected with CFD on Facebook!
Poster artwork by Lynda Carré