In-Person Death Cafe in Historic Fairview Cemetery

May 31, 2023 | 0 comments

ABQ Death Cafe outdoorsThe Albuquerque Death Cafe offers a relaxed, confidential and safe setting to discuss death, drink tea (or your favorite beverage) and eat delicious cake or cookies. We also provide options for those avoiding gluten and added sugar. For this event, taking place on Sunday, June 11 at 3:00 p.m., we will meet in-person outdoors at Historic Fairview Cemetery!

The objective of the Death Cafe is “To increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” It’s all about an interesting, unstructured conversation – open and free-flowing with no specific agenda. Please bring your own folding chair to sit upon. Drinks and snacks will be provided. 

Historic Fairview Cemetery is located at 700 Yale Blvd. SE. Directions to find us in the cemetery: Enter through the gates of Fairview Memorial Park, near the intersection with Caesar Chavez Blvd. Drive straight ahead toward the cemetery office. At the intersection, turn left and head north into Historic Fairview Cemetery. It’s just to the left of the wall that says Congregation Albert Cemetery. Once inside Historic Fairview Cemetery, you’ll be on Entrada Lane. Turn left on to Freedom Road. As you head west, look for a white Subaru Outback in the shady area to your left. Your Death Cafe host Gail Rubin will be nearby.

To RSVP for Death Cafe events, online or in-person, join the ABQ Death Cafe Meetup Group here.

Learn more about the Death Cafe movement here, or at

Your Death Cafe Host

Gail and Lola in Fairview Cemetery

Gail Rubin and Death Cafe mascot Lola in Historic Fairview Cemetery, Albuquerque.

Albuquerque Death Cafes are hosted by Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist, The Doyenne of Death®, and a pioneering death educator. Rubin is a public speaker, a published author of four books on end-of-life issues, host of a TV interview series and podcast, a blogger, a funeral industry trade journalist, a Certified Funeral Celebrant, and an innovator in the funeral business. She created a conversation-starting game called Newly-Dead® The Game, introduced the Death Café movement in the United States, and held the first Before I Die Festival west of the Mississippi in 2017. Albuquerque Business First named her one of their 2019 Women of Influence.

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