Monarcas: Butterflies Without Borders

Monarcas: Butterflies Without Borders

06.27.2004
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park

Every year the Monarch butterfly crosses the Mexican border on its flight to North America. With no boundaries, the Monarch is a symbol of cultural transmission and artistic inspiration. This was a celebration of the rich traditions of Michoacán, Mexico, original home to the Monarch and to thousands of Mexican migrants now living in the United States. This event featured workshops in music, dance, crafts, foodways and storytelling. It also included a live butterfly display with hundreds of Monarch butterflies, caterpillars and chrysalises. Butterfly face painting and an outdoor portrait studio were also featured. There were nature walks and a musical performance as part of the Harlem Meer Performance Festival presented by JPMorgan Chase. This event was part of Mano a Mano’s series celebrating different states in the Mexican republic.

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