Death Cafe
to Apr 25

Death Cafe


Join Us for Tea, Cake & Conversation
nurturing a positive & curious relationship to death


Wednesday, April 24


Provincetown Commons
46 Bradford Street

WHAT: Death Café Provincetown
6:00-7:30pm Wednesday, April 24
WHERE: Provincetown Commons 46 Bradford Street
COST: Free; Refreshments Provided 

At a Death Café people gather to discuss death and eat sweets. Death Café Provincetown is designed to nurture a positive and curious relationship to death and dying. The objective is simple, yet profound: to increase awareness of death with a view to helping each other make the most of our (finite) lives.

The Death Café model is a social franchise with origins that began with Swiss sociologists Bernard Crettaz and Yvonne Preiswerk who, beginning in the 1980s, studied societal rites and customs that accompany death. In 2000, after the death of Yvonne, Bernard founded Café Mortel which brought people together in bistros to talk about death. In 2010 John Underwood read about Bernard and Café Mortel and in 2011 decided to start his own Death Café series in East London facilitated by his mother and psychotherapist Sue Barsky Reid.

The Death Café model spread quickly across Europe, North America and Australasia. Since 2011, there have been nearly 8,000 Death Cafes offered in 65 countries. If 10 people attended each one that’s 80,000 folks coming together to talk about death.

At Death Café Provincetown, participants are offered a space to come together as friends and community members to reflect and discuss what we believe is important with regards to death and dying. Death Café Provincetown is a place where we can ask questions and share experiences; it is a place where we can celebrate life while cultivating an active relationship with death. 

Death Café discussions are open-ended, participant-led conversations with no agenda, objective or theme. Death Café Provincetown is not a grief support group nor a counselling session; it is an opportunity to make friends with death. 

Death Café Provincetown is a free event open to all. Refreshments provided.

Death Café Provincetown on April 24 is the first of what will become a monthly event held on the last Wednesday of the month. The next Death Café Provincetown is scheduled for May 29, 6:00-7:30pm also at Provincetown Commons. Death Café Provincetown will be on hiatus for June, July & August but will resume again in September.

Death Café Provincetown is organized and facilitated by Dawn Walsh, End-of-Life Doula. Dawn is also the founder and producer of Provincetown’s Annual Day of the Dead Festival, a hospice volunteer, a green burial advocate, a member of The Order of the Good Death, and serves on the Provincetown Cemetery Commission. 

For more information about the Death Café social franchise: 
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Bicycle Culture on the Outer Cape Art Exhibit
to May 31

Bicycle Culture on the Outer Cape Art Exhibit

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OPEN CALL TO OUTER CAPE ARTISTS for exhibit focused on Bicycle Culture on the Outer Cape at Provincetown Commons for the Month of May 2019.

Curated by Rik Ahlberg & Pete Hocking.

We invite you to consider submitting work to an open call for a May 2019 exhibit focused on Bicycle Culture on the Outer Cape at Provincetown Commons. The exhibit is co-curated by the Provincetown Bicycle Committee as part of town’s annual Bike Month celebration.

Province Lands Bike Trail - 50th anniversary year in 2017

Where: Provincetown Commons, 46 Bradford Street, Provincetown MA

Show dates: May 1-31, 2019 

Opening Reception: Sunday, May 5 from 4 to 7PM

Images: For publicity, please email a high-resolution image of the piece that you will show ASAP to

Drop off work at 46 Bradford Street: Friday, 26 April from 4 to 7 PM.

If you need to ship work of make other arrangements, please contact Pete Hocking at 

Pick up work: May 31 between 9 AM and 5 PM.

Size: Two-dimensional work should not exceed 36” square. Three-dimensional work should fit within a 14 x 14” area or be ready to hang on the wall. If you’d like to show larger work, please contact to insure space is available. All work must be ready to hang or install.  

Information we need at the time of delivery: 

Artist Name:





Price (retail):
Gallery affiliation (if any):
Brief artist biography:

Proceeds: All sales of artwork must be conducted privately by the artist or through a representing gallery. Provincetown Commons will not serve as a broker for sales and will not ask for any commission. 

Note: Artists will be responsible for any insurance, for making arrangements with their own galleries for showing in the exhibition, and for any commissions that may be due to their own galleries. Any costs for return shipping back to the artist after the show will be the responsibility of the artist. 

Additional questions can be directed to: 

Provincetown Commons celebrates the enduring spirit of the Provincetown Art Colony and the diversity of artistic practice on the Outer Cape. The exhibition is open to contemporary practitioners who make art on the Outer Cape. This is not a juried show. We will exhibit one piece by any local artist who would like to participate.

The Provincetown Bicycle Committee is a volunteer, appointed advisory committee to the town Select Board and undertakes education and encouragement programs as “Bike Provincetown.” More information about bicycling in Provincetown is available at and at

Facts about bicycles in Provincetown:

  • Provincetown has the highest rate of year-round bike commuters in Massachusetts and one of the highest rates in the country.

  • Provincetown is recognized as a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community Award by the League of American Bicyclists.

  • Provincetown ranks as the most bike-friendly street network in the United States according to the PeopleForBikes Bicycle Network Analysis, with a score of 87 out of 100.

  • WalkScore ranks Provincetown as a “Biker’s Paradise” with a score of 90 on its 100-point scale.

  • The town’s first dedicated bike path was proposed in 1899 to connect Provincetown to Pond Village in Truro.

  • The Province Lands Bike Trail was the first bike path built in a National Park and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017.

  • The Claire Saltonstall Bikeway was established in 1978 from Boston to Provincetown and remains the only numbered bike route in Massachusetts as State Bicycle Route 1.

  • Riding a bicycle is the #2 activity for summer visitors after going to the beach, according to the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.

Details about the exhibit are outlined below. Additional questions can be directed to us at: &

Sincerely,  Rik & Pete

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