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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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July 2019

CFD Death Café with Presentation

July 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike
Woodstock, NY 12498 United States
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Advance Directives and Why Everyone Needs Them with Laurie Schwartz

At Death Cafés, the aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their finite lives. At a CFD Death Café, each conversation is preceded with a brief presentation to expand our understanding of different topics related to dying and death.

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September 2019

CFD Death Café with Presentation

September 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saugerties Library, 91 Washington Avenue
Saugerties, NY 12477 United States
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Privacy, Compassion, and Grace When Farewells Are Upon Us

At Death Cafés, the aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their finite lives. At a CFD Death Café, each conversation is preceded with a brief presentation to expand our understanding of different topics related to dying and death.

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October 2019

CFD Death Café with Presentation

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Kirkland, 2 Main St
Kingston, NY 12401
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At Death Cafés, the aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their finite lives. At a CFD Death Café, each conversation is preceded with a brief presentation to expand our understanding of different topics related to dying and death.

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November 2019

CFD Death Café with Presentation

November 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St.
Kingston, NY 12401
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Uptown Kingston here we come … again!  If you missed us in October, be sure to join us this November. Tuesday, November 19 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at The Old Dutch Church, located at 272 Wall St. in Uptown Kingston. This month our CFD Death Café will be preceded by a brief presentation from Dr. Maggie Carpenter on the benefits and functions of CBD and medicinal marijuana. At Death Café, the aim is to increase awareness of death…

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December 2019

Cancelled- CFD Death Café with Presentation

December 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ellenville Public Library, 40 Center St
Ellenville, NY 12428 United States
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We are asking for RSVP as a result of unknown weather conditions.

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April 2020

CFD Death Café via Zoom on 4/14

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This April, we will be gathering via the inter-web and providing CFD Death Café gatherings via virtual means. We are a community of folks who enjoy hanging out together, something we can't currently do in person. This April, we'll attempt to maintain the friendly connections we've established these past few years by providing an online safe space for dialogue and sharing. Let's keep the conversation going! On Tuesday, April 14th, Death Café returns to the Hudson Valley for the 60th…

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May 2020

CFD on Planet Seniors on Radio Kingston!

May 11

Tune in for Planet Seniors on Radio Kingston! Rita Vanacore will be talking to Circle of Friends for the Dying again on Monday, May 11th - 8:00 PM Join us by visiting https://radiokingston.org/en/broadcast/planet-seniors or by listening at 107.9 or 1490 AM! Featuring numerous CFD Board Members and Volunteers. Planet Seniors is dedicated to the proposition that senior citizens are a valuable resource for education, knowledge and expertise.  They can, as well, provide the threads that weave the tapestry together providing…

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An Online Discussion on Death and Dying with Barbara Sarah and others …

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rosendale Theater, 408 Main St
Rosendale, NY 12472
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http://www.rosendaletheatre.org/2020/05/08/science-on-screen-an-online-discussion-on-death-and-dying/ Science on Screen – An online discussion on Death and Dying A Facebook Live streamed discussion on Death and Dying as the crossroads between spirituality and science, with Lawrence Bush, Editor Emeritus: Jewish Currents, and Barbara Sarah, Award-winning community activist and social worker, local moderator of Death Cafe. Click here on May 12 at 7:00 pm to access Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/RosendaleTheatre/posts/10158610283547042 or watch the video below. Please consider sending your questions for the panel in advance to: therosendaletheatre@gmail.com Please…

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CFD Death Café via Zoom on 5/13- starts at 10:45am

May 13

Death Cafe returns to the Hudson Valley for the 61st time for a second virtual gathering via the interweb! Last month nearly 50 people joined our first virtual Death Cafe to open the 2020 season. Folks from four NY counties, along with attendees from California, Arizona, and Michigan, logged in to connect with each other and share their ideas and concerns about dying and death. The April Zoom meeting was a great success!   Plus, we’ve teamed up with Death…

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June 2020

Death Cafe via Zoom, Wed. June 17 @7pm

June 17

Death Cafe returns to the Hudson Valley for the 62nd time for a third virtual gathering via the interweb! Last month nearly 30 people joined our second virtual Death Cafe. Folks from four NY counties, along with attendees from California, Seattle, and Puerto Rico, logged in to connect with each other and share their ideas and concerns about dying and death. The May Zoom meeting was a great success!   Plus, we’ve teamed up with Death Cafe of Westchester--along with…

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