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Grief and remembrance

Embodying Grief Through Song

October 30, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Lakewood Cemetery
$10 in advance / $15 at the door
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Singing is the language of grief, praise, and wonder. In this peaceful and community driven event, we will learn simple songs to support you and your grief as you learn to heal and hold space for your grief.

Join us in Lakewood’s beautiful historic chapel as we explore and normalize grief as a healthy and necessary response to losing someone or something that you love. Come to have a greater understanding of the importance of grieving in a community, and the role that song can hold in guiding you through your grief journey.

About your instructors

Sarina Partridge, singing is the language of grief and praise, wonder, and wisdom; we sing the world we want to inhabit, and we sing to understand the world we live in now. Sarina is a musician, song-leader and educator in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She feels most alive when learning, creating and sharing songs. Sarina performs, teaches, and tours with a wide variety of music projects – Eastern European and Yiddish song, old-time music, community song-leading… and everything in between. She leads a community choir in Minneapolis and has a passion for connecting people with their own creativity and with community. For more information


Anne Murphy, bringing ceremony to life with a hands-on approach to death. Celebrant, home vigil guide, and death educator. Anne is trained in the art of supporting individuals and families through the season of death and dying through heart-centered, compassionate and meaningful conversations, rituals, and ceremonies. Anne is the co-founder of the Minnesota Death Collaborative and serves on the Minnesota Threshold Network Leadership Committee and recently completed her term at the National Home Funeral Alliance Board. For more information:

The Historic Lakewood Memorial Chapel

This event will take place in the beautiful and historic Lakewood Memorial Chapel. This stunning building was built in 1910 by architect Harry Wild Jones, and is modeled after the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul. It is one of the only examples of Byzantine style chapels in the US, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Click here for more information on the Lakewood Memorial Chapel.

Signs will be posted directing you to the event location or click here for GPS navigation through Google Maps.

Bike parking is also available at a bike rack near the front gate.


Parking is available on any of the roads inside Lakewood’s gates unless otherwise noted with a no parking sign. Handicap parking will be available near the chapel entrance. Lakewood does not have an onsite parking lot – it is street parking only. This means you may have to park a short distance and walk. We strongly encourage carpooling and taking public transportation.


There is a bus that stops right outside of Lakewood’s gates, which is a short walk to the chapel.


Please park any bikes at the bike rack to the west of the main entrance. There is a nice ride station available on 34th/Hennepin, and 36th/Bryant. Do not lock bikes to trees or signs, or leave unlocked bikes on the grounds.

Accessibility Notice

Due to the historic nature of this venue, there are limited accessibility accommodations that can be made. Accessibility notices are below:

  • Handicap accessible parking will be available near the entrance of the chapel
  • A ramp is available leading into the chapel
  • All seating is in fixed pews – there is some room in the back of the venue for a wheelchair but it is limited. Please contact the event organizer at to ensure we can reserve a wheelchair accessible space for your group.
  • Two single stall restrooms are available on the main level but cannot accommodate a wheelchair.

We apologize for these inconveniences. While we strive to be welcoming to all, there are limitations within this historic space. If you have any questions about accommodations or accessibility needs please contact us at 612-540-5165 or


Two single stall restrooms are available in the chapel.


Full refunds can be issued up to 24 hours before the event starts. You can either request a refund through Eventbrite or email

Weather Cancellations

Because this event is indoors, we will only cancel if there are snowstorms or other dangerous weather that will impact our ability to safely access the building. If the event is cancelled, all registered attendees will be notified and we will update the event page on our website.

Questions? Call the Lakewood events line at 612-540-5165 or email to

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