Events

“Give me to the earth when my winter comes,
Bury me deep in the ground.
Mark not my place with statues or caves,
Find me where life can be found.”
— LURANA BROWN

Thinking out your end-of-life wishes is never easy, but there are now new approaches to traditional funeral service that will leave you feeling surprisingly optimistic. Stewardship for the earth and care of the planet have not previously been high on most people’s end-of-life wish lists. In fact, there’s a common misconception that cremation is “greener” than full casket burial because the plot for an urn requires less cemetery space. This is not the case!

Join us to discuss how a formaldehyde-free burial in pine, willow or wool casket or dramatic shroud is kinder to the earth and one way your death could actually uplift others and return useful molecules to the soil from which we essentially sprang. You’ll also hear about modern modes of accelerating the body’s return to the soil in the works in other states. The good news is this: you can abide by the American burial practice of 200 years ago, and become a tree, after all!

Amy Cunningham is a New York state licensed funeral director, green burial advocate, and home funeral guide. She manages the lively blog The Inspired Funeral.com, and owns the firm Fitting Tributes Funeral Services.

Space is limited, please register here.

Making Music is a musical journey with ukuleles!  This class, instructed by Christian Apuzzo from Jalopy Theatre and School of Music, meets on Mondays from 3:30 pm -5 pm. Students will learn basic chords and sing to a folk focused repertoire that includes traditional children’s song and simple popular tunes. Opportunities for lyric and songwriting will take place during the session and basic music theory will be taught.

Classes will be held on February 24  March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  April 6, 20.

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25% sibling discounts available! Financial aid is now available, contact Lynette at lynette@jalopytheatre.org

Domino the penguin is back! Join us to experience her story on March 14 at 10 am or 11:30 am.

Domino the Penguin gets in trouble…a lot. Sometimes Domino chooses to be naughty, but sometimes it happens without her realizing. There are so many rules! This interactive performance for 2-5 year olds follows Domino as she navigates a tricky world filled with opportunities to be naughty…or not.

Reserve your spot at Brown Paper Tickets today!

Domino the penguin is back! Join us to experience her story on March 14 at 10 am or 11:30 am.

Domino the Penguin gets in trouble…a lot. Sometimes Domino chooses to be naughty, but sometimes it happens without her realizing. There are so many rules! This interactive performance for 2-5 year olds follows Domino as she navigates a tricky world filled with opportunities to be naughty…or not.

Reserve your spot at Brown Paper Tickets today!

Help raise funds for child asylum seekers to be able to attend school!

The Sidewalk School for Child Asylum Seekers was founded in response to the Tent City in Matamoros at the border zone between the US and Mexico. The Sidewalk School for Child Asylum Seekers works to lessen the disparity between children who have and children that do not have a state.

The Sidewalk School is currently serving between 75-120 students daily, five days a week. Adult asylum seekers are employed as teachers. All students receive a meal every day they attend, including fresh fruit, which many children did not have access to in the Tent City.

We are raising money to help The Sidewalk School continue to operate, pay its teachers, and provide materials and meals to its students. FREE ADMISSION with a donation to The Sidewalk School. Show us a screenshot of your donation or we will be able to help you donate at the event!

Click here to register!

Suggested donation levels:
$300 provides fresh fruit for a week for the students. Access to fresh fruit is limited in the Tent City
$175 helps fund a teacher, also an asylum seeker, for the week
$75 helps pay the administrator to keep the school running
$25 funds an interpreter to work with lawyers for the aslyum seekers

Come eat, drink, and listen to JJ’s Funky Groove while we raise money for The Sidewalk School!

¡Chau Luna! will be selling Spanish language books to donate to the school and to add to your own library!