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Newton Cemetery Chapel

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791 Walnut Street
Newton Center, 02459
617-332-0047 https://www.newcemcorp.org/

March 2019

Our Woods in a Warming World: A Future Outlook

March 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Newton Cemetery Chapel, 791 Walnut Street
Newton Center, 02459
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Will the spruce and fir disappear from our mountains? Will maple sugaring become a thing of the past? Or will the woods of the future look the same as they do today? Join Manomet's Applied Forest Scientist Jennifer Hushaw at Newton Cemetery as she tells us how the climate is changing, what it means for our forests, and how healthy forests are one of our best tools for combating the challenge of climate change. As an urban forest, the Cemetery’s mature canopy…

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April 2019

Death Cafe

April 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Newton Cemetery Chapel, 791 Walnut Street
Newton Center, 02459
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Join us on May 22, 2019 in the Newton Cemetery Chapel for a Death Cafe! At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea or coffee and discuss death.  The objective is “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives”. A Death Cafe has no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a designed to facilitate discussions about death and dying and is not a grief support group or counseling…

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May 2019

The Dictionary of Negative Space Book Reading

May 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Newton Cemetery Chapel, 791 Walnut Street
Newton Center, 02459
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Join Artist in Residence Karen Krolak in the Newton Cemetery Chapel as she discusses, digresses and reads from her Dictionary of Negative Space. Find out some of the new entries she has discovered during her residency at the Newton Cemetery & Arboretum. Inspired by a car accident that killed her mother, father, and older brother in 2012, the Dictionary of Negative Space, examines the lacy spaces within the English language, the vast chasms of unnamed ideas related to mourning, trauma, and repair. Do…

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Cemetery 101

May 29, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Newton Cemetery Chapel, 791 Walnut Street
Newton Center, 02459
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A ‘cemetery’ is defined as a ‘burial ground,’ but cemeteries and their burial options can be quite diverse. What is the role of a cemetery? What are the different types of cemeteries and burial options? What are the main considerations that are to be made when preplanning a funeral or burial? Join Newton Cemetery staff members Timothy Burns and Daniel White in the Chapel as they answer these questions, and many others. There will be a short walking tour of…

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