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Reimagine Virtual Candlelight Vigil with Steve Guttenberg

Hosted by Reimagine, In honor of Stanley Jerome Guttenberg (9/26/1932 – 7/11/2022)
Reimagine Virtual Candlelight Vigil with Steve Guttenberg

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$0 - $30
Let's honor our loved ones, hold space for grief, and reflect on the possibilities of transformation with actor, author, and family caregiver Steve Guttenberg.

Reimagine has been hosting candlelight vigils since March 2020, the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to break down taboos and hold space for all that we've lost. This gathering features actor Steve Guttenberg. In his new memoir Time to Thank, Steve describes his more recent and unexpected role as caregiver for his father Stanley Guttenberg who is diagnosed with kidney failure. Steve chronicles his weekly road trips from Los Angeles to Arizona to care for Stanley —the hero and strength of the family—and the ways in which time on the road affords him some perspective on their life together: from early years in Queens and Long Island to Steve's rise as a Hollywood star to the painful and moving work of helping care for an ailing family member at the end of their life.

Our other featured guest is Chris Dingman: musician, composer, family caregiver, and Reimagine community collaborator.

Steve Guttenberg is a beloved Hollywood actor, known for his role in films including Diner, Police Academy, Short Circuit, Three Men and a Baby, and television shows including Ballers and Veronica Mars. He's a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has hosted Saturday Night Live, and his films have grossed billions of dollars at the international box office. He wrote and performed in the play, Tales from the Guttenberg Bible at The Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor in the summer of 2023. His previous books include The Guttenberg Bible (2012) and the children's book The Kids from DISCO (2014)

Steve Guttenberg, Time to Thank: Caregiving for My Hero


Chris Dingman is a vibraphonist and composer known for his distinctive approach to the instrument: sonically rich and expansive, bringing listeners on a journey to a beautiful, transcendent place. He has done significant work with legendary artists Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter as well as next generation visionaries such as Linda Oh, Ambrose Akinmusire, Steve Lehman, and many others, performing around the world including India, Vietnam, and extensively in Europe and North America. In 2020 in the midst of the pandemic, he released the album Peace, a five-hour album recorded as it was performed for Chris’s father during his time in hospice care. Peace was selected as the album of the year by music critic Rick Anderson for the CD HotList and Scholarly Kitchen blogs, was featured in articles in Downbeat, The Mercury News, and others. Dingman presented a five-day online residency as part of Reimagine's first virtual Festival, performing exploratory hour-long solo sets.


About Reimagine

Reimagine is a nonprofit organization catalyzing a uniquely powerful community–people of different backgrounds, ages, races, and faiths (and no faith) coming together in the hopes of healing ourselves and the world. We specifically support each other in facing adversity, loss, and mortality and – at our own pace – actively channeling life's biggest challenges into meaningful action and growth.


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Stanley Jerome Guttenberg (9/26/1932 – 7/11/2022)

This event is in honor of Stanley Jerome Guttenberg (9/26/1932 – 7/11/2022)

Stanley served in the 82nd Airborne Division as a US Army Ranger. Formerly of N. Massapequa, New York, Stanley held a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from City College in New York, and a Bachelors of Professional Studies in Accounting from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.