Day of the Dead 2013
Day of the Dead - New York City
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders
Day of the Dead
José Guadalupe Posada
on the 100th Anniversary of his death
October 31 to November 3, 2013
131 E 10th St (at Second Ave.), New York, NY 10003
Free event and open to the public
Join us for our annual Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) celebration in New York City. A variety of events and workshops will be offered in the churchyard of St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery (10th Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan). We invite you to come and remember your own departed loved-ones and bring copies of photographs, candles, and marigold flowers to adorn our community Altar throughout the four-day celebration.
Mexican food and crafts available for purchase throughout the event!
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.
About José Guadalupe Posada
To speak about the iconography of Day of the Dead is to speak of the art of José Guadalupe Posada. A prolific printmaker and illustrator with a body of work numbering at least sixteen hundred printed images. Some claim he made as many as twenty thousand prints during his career. Posada was one of the artists who best interpreted the life and social attitudes of the Mexican people. He turned to the symbolism of the skeleton to depict his illustrations filled with political satire and social ills.
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How to Get There
Subway: 6 to Astor Place, N/R to 8th Street, NYU, L to 3rd Avenue, F to Second Avenue, or any train to Union Square
Bus: M8, M15, M101, M102, M103.
Accessibility: This event is wheelchair accessible.
Support for Day of the Dead is provided in part by: Union Square Awards, a project of the Tides Center; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
Special thanks to the staff of St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery for their support.
Proud to be part of PAMAR' s 8th Annual Latin American Cultural Week in NYC
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