Courses and Events

MetFDA courses and events are developed specifically for the funeral director profession to meet today’s demands.

Upcoming Events

 Jan 11, 2018        10:00am to 3:00pm

2018 Annual General Membership Meeting

Maple Grove Cemetery - Community Conference Center
Kew Gardens Road @ 129th Street, Kew Gardens, Queens, NY 11415

10AM - 12 NOON: Tier II Community-Right-to-Know Program - 2 OSHA CEU\'s

12 NOON - 1 PM: Annual General Membership Meeting

Buffet lunch during review of 2017 Financials; Ratification to accept Sherry Anthony to replace Maureen Lynch as Board Member; Ratification of Proposed By-Laws

1 - 2PM: NYS Pre-need Regulations - 1 Law CEU

2 - 3PM: NYS Final Disposition Law - 1 Law CEU

 Apr 5, 2018        1:00pm to 4:00pm

Board Meeting

Giardino's Restaurant
44-37 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, NY 11363

This month's meeting will address discussions with Commissioner Polishook regarding abandoned cremains and transfer vehicles being used for multiple remains; an alert for an impostor interacting with OCME cases; committee obligations; possible amendments to the January By Laws; discussion about the Bureau of Funeral Directing and license invalidation; discussion about Calverton National Cemetery; Certificate of Insurance being required by the Archdiocese of New York and current status of the Outing committee.

 Apr 18, 2018        4:15pm to 6:15pm

Continuing Education Presentation with NYPD Ceremonial Unit - 2 CEU's

Schwartz Bros-Jeffer Memorial Chapel
114-03 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills, NY 11375

Lieutenant Tony Giorgio will discuss the function of the NYPD Ceremonial Unit, the benefits available to members of the NYPD, the assistance available to funeral directors and contact information.  The program will provide you with two Continuing Education credits.

To register for the program, please call the office at (800) 763-8332

 Apr 18, 2018        2:00pm to 4:00pm

Continuing Education Presentation: Perspective of the Jewish Funeral - 2 CEU's

Schwartz Brothers-Jeffer Memorial Chapel
114-03 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills, NY 11375

Martin D. Kasdan, President of Schwartz Brothers-Jeffer Memorial has over 50 years of funeral service experience and is a  
Certified Trainer of Dignity Memorial® Escape School and Smart and Safe Living Programs and has presented more than 250 programs in last 20 years.

Mr. Kasdan's presentation on the Perspective of the Jewish Funeral will earn you two continuing education hours.

To register for the program please call the office at (800) 763-8332.

 May 16, 2018        10:00am to 12:00pm

Continuing Education Presentation - Office of Richmond Co. PA - 2 NYS Law credits

The Old Bermuda Inn
2512 Arthur Kill Road, Staten Island, NY 10309

2 NYS Law Credits:  Office of the Richmond County Public Administrator

Anthony Catalano, the Public Administrator for Richmond County will provide insight in to the procedure and need for the administration of a decedents property should they die without a will

 May 16, 2018        12:30pm to 2:30pm

Continuing Education Program for Innovative Cosmetic Procedures - 2 CEU's

The Old Bermuda Inn
2512 Arthur Kill Road, Staten Island, NY 10309

Angelo Frazetta from Pierce Chemicals will highlight new techniques for dealing with traumatic injuries enhancing an embalmers ability to provide open-casket visitations for difficult cases

 May 16, 2018        2:30pm to 3:30pm

Continuing Education Presentation - The Surrogate Court System - 1 CEU

The Old Bermuda Inn
2512 Arthur Kill Road, Staten Island, NY 10309

Kevin Michael Elford, Esq. will explain the Surrogate Court System available for families who experience a loss of a loved one with no will but the estate of the deceased is modest enough to be handled without the assistance of a law firm.

 Jun 14, 2018        1:00pm to 4:00pm

Board Meeting

Villa Erasmo
69-61 Juniper Blvd., Middle Village, NY 11379

This meeting will be of particular importance as the association forms a working understanding with members of the Orthodox Jewish and Muslim communities addressing issues about city agencies that negatively effect their religious practices and the functionality of funeral service.  In the 90+ years of existence, our association has never enjoyed a relationship of this magnitude.  Please plan on attending. 

 Jul 17, 2018        10:30am to 5:00am

2018 Golf Outing update

North Hempstead Country Club
Port Washington Boulevard, Port Washington, NY 11050

This year's outing was split in to two separate events due to the inclement weather.  On Thursday May 17, the Cocktail Hour and Dinner Party commenced as planned with cocktails, our traditional formal dinner, raffle drawing and the silent auction.

Golfers, the related games of chance and awards are being rescheduled to July 17th with a buffet breakfast and access to the putting green at 10:30 AM followed by a shotgun start at 12 noon. Lunch stations will be available through the course for your enjoyment.

If you need further information you can call our Committee Chairman Sal Anthony Farenga (914)237-5800 or our President John Golden at ( for further information about these necessary changes.

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