Friday, October 28, 2016
DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION (FREE)
Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Saturday, October 30th, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Celebrate a 3,000-year-old Mexican tradition at Avenue C Plaza tomorrow--Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The lively holiday celebrates the lives of family and friends who have passed away but who return for twenty-four hours to reunite with the living.
Tomorrow's event will feature a mariachi band, two Mexican folk dance troupes, poetry, face painting, mask making, creative crafts making with Jill Reinier of The Singing Winds, and free snacks and treats.
Help build and decorate a communal ofrenda (altar) to honor the deceased. Local Teaching Artist Cynthia Cantor-Fortozo will lead a workshop on how to make the shrine.
Expect to be in the company of plenty of skeletons and skulls!
Avenue C Plaza
557 McDonald Avenue
at the corner of Avenue C