Day of the Dead - New York City - 2016

Day of the Dead - New York City - 2016

Day of the Dead - New York City - 2016

10.28.2016 - 10.31.2016
St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders

presents

Day of the Dead

Oct 28 - 31, 2016 • 1-6pm

East Yard of St. Mark's in-the-Bowery
11th Street and 2nd Ave in Manhattan 

Free event and open to the public

Mexican Crafts and Food on Sale!

Celebrate our beloved Day of the Dead tradition in New York City with art-marking, live music and more.

Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) is a time to honor and revere our deceased family members and ancestors. This tradition is rooted in the native Mexican belief that life on earth is a preparation for the next world and of the importance of maintaining a strong relationship to the dead. Join us and dedicate our ofrenda (altar) to your departed loved-ones by placing copies of photographs.

If you are interested in volunteering for the event, fill out this form.

Schedule

Friday, October 28 - In Remembrance of Victims of Femicide

We will adorn our altar (ofrenda) in pink in remembrance of the hundreds of thousands of women who have been killed violently in Mexico and other parts of the world. Join us by placing pink roses on the altar as we remember them.

1-6pm   Marketplace
Mexican handcrafts and folk art, papel picado, sugar skulls, pan de muerto bread, and Mexican food on sale.
1pm      Altar Building
Members of the public can join our team in altar building. We encourage everyone to bring pink roses to adorn the altar.
4pm      Workshop: Paper Flowers
Create your own paper flowers and place them as an offering at the altar or take them home with you.

Saturday, October 29 - In Remembrance of Victims of Femicide

12-6pm Marketplace
Mexican handcrafts and folk art, papel picado, sugar skulls, pan de muerto bread, and Mexican food on sale.
2pm      Workshop: Skull masks
Join artist Andrea Arroyo to create your Mexican skull (calaca) mask.
4pm      Claudia Valentina
Enjoy this special performance by singer Claudia Valentina as we remember Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel.

Sunday, October 30 - Tribute to Juan Gabriel

Our altar (ofrenda) will be dedicated to Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel.

1-6pm   Marketplace
Mexican handcrafts and folk art, papel picado, sugar skulls, pan de muerto bread, and Mexican food on sale.
1pm      Altar Building
Members of the public can join our team in altar building. We encourage everyone to bring copies of photographs of departed loved-ones to adorn the altar.
3pm      Cetiliztli Nauhcampa
Enjoy a special performance by artist collective Cetiliztli Nauhcampa Quetzalcoatl in Ixachitlan as we honor our ancestors and departed loved-ones.
4:30pm Fandango with Son Pecadores
Enjoy a special performance by Son Pecadores a collective that shares the centuries-old traditions from Veracruz.

Monday, October 31 - Tribute to Juan Gabriel

1-6 pm Marketplace
Mexican handcrafts and folk art, papel picado, sugar skulls, pan de muerto bread, and Mexican food on sale.
12pm    School group visits

Scheduled Day of the Dead presentations for groups students (schedule it here).
5pm      Mariachi Tapatio
As we come to a close, join us for a special Mariachi performance
6pm      Taking down the Altar & closing
Items from the altar are shared with the public.

Event is outdoors rain or shine. The scheduled activities are subject to change in case of snow or high winds. For updates or any changes during the event, follow us on Twitter at   @MexCulture

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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Thank you to our supporters

 NYSCA    

Funding to Day of the Dead is provided in part by public funds the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and Council Member Rosie Mendez

St.Marks

Thanks to the staff of St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery.