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.

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!

A woman kneels while playing violin for onlooking children

Arias, sing-alongs, piano, and more will showcase the wide range of soprano, Jessica Fishenfeld, accompanied by piano and cello. The program will feature music and magic!

Mozart for Munchkins creates an interactive and engaging atmosphere in which families can experience and enjoy music! Children of all ages are welcome to roll, crawl, squeal, and dance to their hearts’ content, while parents, grandparents, and caregivers can sit back and unwind.

Everyone 12 and under enters free!

Get your tickets here.

Spellbound Theatre presents a world premiere theatrical and multi-sensory experience of the sea specially designed for the youngest audiences, ages 0-2.

On this ocean adventure, the audience will begin on the shore and then set sail, venturing above and below the waves to meet sea creatures, splash in the water, and sing ocean songs together.

Tickets are available via Brown Paper Tickets.

Spellbound Theatre presents a world premiere theatrical and multi-sensory experience of the sea specially designed for the youngest audiences, ages 0-2.

On this ocean adventure, the audience will begin on the shore and then set sail, venturing above and below the waves to meet sea creatures, splash in the water, and sing ocean songs together.

Tickets are available via Brown Paper Tickets.

Jan Christensen is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist known for his maritime music. Join us on February 2 at 4 pm to hear a mix of sea shanties and original songs!

Christensen’s music celebrates the water ways of New York City, he is a member of The Hudson River Sloop Singers, The New York Packet, and leads the monthly William Main Doerflinger Memorial Sea Shanty Sessions at the Noble Maritime Collection, Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island.

Tickets are $10 at the door.