Day of the Dead - Museum of the City New York

Day of the Dead - Museum of the City New York

Day of the Dead - Museum of the City New York - 2018


Day of the Dead

Nov 2, 2018 • 2:30-5pm

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St.
New York, NY 10029

Free event and open to the public

Celebrate the Day of the Dead, a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico. Bring photos of your loved ones to add to our ofrenda (alter) and join us in a cempasúchil (marigold) paper flowers workshop. Afterwards, enjoy a special treat of pan de muerto bread, a traditional sweet roll served during this special time. 

Registration suggested, but not required.

About Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead has been one of Mexico’s most important festivals since Pre-Hispanic times. It is a time for families to gather and welcome the souls of the dead on their annual visit home. Cempasúchil (marigold) flowers, burning copal incense, fresh pan de muertos bread, candles, sugar skulls, photographs and mementos of the departed adorn special altars. In Mexico, Day of the Dead is celebrated over an entire week with the preparation of altars, foods, dance, music and special offerings for people who have died. Mano a Mano recreates the magical space of a village churchyard during the celebration and has organized a series of events including altar building, workshops, dance, poetry and music.


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