What Is Cremation?
Where: Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th St., Brooklyn
718-210-3080 Price: Free
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When cremation was first introduced in the United States in the 1860s, it was obscure and rarely practiced. However, as of 2015, cremations outnumber traditional burials. On Saturday February 24th, Green-Wood hosts an afternoon for attendees to find out more about this ancient custom. Death educator and funeral director Amy Cunningham will explore cremation’s history and twenty-first-century revival, as well its impact on the future of funerals. This engaging, and sometimes light-hearted, presentation also offers attendees the opportunity to visit the crematory with Green-Wood’s Crematory Manager, Gema LaBoccetta.
This event is free. Reservations are recommended. To make a reservation online, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.
Green-Wood – 25th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn – Modern Chapel
Take the “R” train to 25th Street in Brooklyn and walk up the hill one block and into the Cemetery.
Free parking is available.