Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

No one likes to talk about dying, right? We do! Bring your curiosity, your courage, and a sense of humor as we sit around the table at the gatehouse (almost) every Saturday in 2023 to explore our worries and wonderment about mortality. Join our new death doula in residence for a weekly series of conversations and workshops about the end of life. Guests will include those who sit with the dying, care for our bodies, and help those we will leave behind. We will work on projects like organizing our digital lives, documenting our wishes, and telling our life stories. We will play games, do projects, hear musicians, meet artists, and hear from scholars who explore the end of life in their work. Our goal is to explore a 'death positive' way to think about our mortality. You never know who you’ll meet around the table, but each person who enters the room is a gift to the event. Cake and tea provided. Donations to our host, Historic Congressional Cemetery, are warmly encouraged. By facing our fear of death we aim to best enjoy every breath.

Plot Twist: Yoga in the Cemetery

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

Join the teachers of St. Mark's Yoga Center for Plot Twist: Yoga at the Cemetery. This Vinyasa yoga class will be accessible to yogis of all levels! We will move through postures, coordinated with and guided by deliberate breath. The Vinyasa practice is a moving meditation that helps create strength, freedom and fluidity in the body [...]

Founding the Federal City: Capital Connections Tour

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

Established in 1800, Washington DC was the fledgling capital of a fledgling nation. Built to house the seats of federal government, the nation's capital soon became a city in its own right, a place where people lived, worked, and, of course, died. A mix of congressmen, merchants, military officers, diplomats, architects, and enslaved individuals comprised [...]

$5

DC Strings Friday Jazz in the Park

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

DC Strings Presents Friday in the Park Jazz Friday, July 21st at 6:30 pm Congressional Cemetery is excited to welcome the DC Strings Workshop. DC Strings Workshop is proud to present Jazz in the Park featuring the Chris Hon Trio at Congressional Cemetery. Enjoy live jazz under the stars in the cemetery. Cold wine, beer [...]

$15

Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

This Saturday we will be watching and then discussing a short film called "Honoring Choices." The film was produced by Grief Dialogues and is made available to us by the playwright and producer, Elizabeth Coplan with generous underwriting by Compassion & Choices.

Plot Twist: Yoga in the Cemetery

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

Join the teachers of St. Mark's Yoga Center for Plot Twist: Yoga at the Cemetery. This Vinyasa yoga class will be accessible to yogis of all levels! We will move through postures, coordinated with and guided by deliberate breath. The Vinyasa practice is a moving meditation that helps create strength, freedom and fluidity in the body [...]

Only at Congressional Guided Tour

Join us for a guided tour of Congressional Cemetery! Over 65,000 people are interred at Congressional Cemetery, ranging from 1807 all the way until the present day. Their story is our story and many of them lived noteworthy and extraordinary lives. Come and learn from one of our expert docents who will share the stories [...]

$5

Sunday Stroll Guided Tour

Join us for a guided tour of Congressional Cemetery! Over 65,000 people are interred at Congressional Cemetery, ranging from 1807 all the way until the present day. Their story is our story and many of them lived noteworthy and extraordinary lives. Come and learn from one of our expert docents who will share the stories [...]

$5

Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

This Saturday’s topic is: Ready, set, don’t go! We are having an advance planning checklist challenge. No homework necessary: come and fill out a checklist of possible items to take care of to be prepared. Don’t worry: the idea is to get started and to make progress, not perfection. Come join us if you haven’t started anything, or you want to be a role model as someone who checks every box. No shame, just encouragement.

Plot Twist: Yoga in the Cemetery

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

Join the teachers of St. Mark's Yoga Center for Plot Twist: Yoga at the Cemetery. This Vinyasa yoga class will be accessible to yogis of all levels! We will move through postures, coordinated with and guided by deliberate breath. The Vinyasa practice is a moving meditation that helps create strength, freedom and fluidity in the body [...]