Posadas y Pastorelas

Posadas y Pastorelas

Sunday, December 19, 2010 • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, Manhattan
All events are free with Museum admission. Bring the family!

Get into the holiday spirit a la mexicana. Join Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders for its seventh annual presentation of Posadas y Pastorelas, a holiday celebration promoting the popular traditions of the Mexican community of New York, featuring crafts, music, and food for families. Highlights include a workshop in making traditional tamales and punch; Piñatamania, a mega workshop where scores of visitors make individual piñatas; the Posada, a singing holiday procession with mariachi through the streets of El Barrio, and a Pastorela, the traditional shepherds play. The event culminates in a party with refreshments and the breaking of candy-filled piñatas. All workshops and events are free with paid museum admission.

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About Posadas y Pastorelas

POSADAS are popular Mexican celebrations dating back to the colonial period. Posada -- literally meaning ‘lodging’-- commemorates the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Traditionally, these festivities take place in private homes over nine nights, culminating with the most important Posada on Christmas Eve.
PASTORELAS or Shepherds’ Plays are performed in Mexico during the Christmas season and have their roots in the early Christian theater of Europe in the middle ages. Pastorelas – like other folk dramas - were introduced to Mexico by the colonizers with the goal of converting the indigenous population to Christianity.

POSADAS are popular Mexican celebrations dating back to the colonial period. Posada -- literally meaning ‘lodging’-- commemorates the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Traditionally, these festivities take place in private homes over nine nights, culminating with the most important Posada on Christmas Eve.

PASTORELAS or Shepherds’ Plays are performed in Mexico during the Christmas season and have their roots in the early Christian theater of Europe in the middle ages. Pastorelas – like other folk dramas - were introduced to Mexico by the colonizers with the goal of converting the indigenous population to Christianity.

How to Get There:
Subway: #6 Lexington Avenue train to 103rd Street, walk three blocks west, or #2 or #3 train to Central Park North (110th Street), walk one block east to Fifth Avenue, then south to 103rd Street.
Bus: M1, M3, M4 or M106 to 104th Street, M2 to 101st Street.

For more information, please call 212-587-3070, visit www.manoamano.us or email: Turn on JavaScript!.

 

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Posadas y Pastorelas is presented with the support of the Museum of the City of New York. Additional funding is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito; and Goya Foods. Media Sponsor: El Diario de México.

 

 

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