June 21, 2019 • 2 - 5 pm
3725 10th Ave, New York, NY 10034 (Map)
Transit: Train 1 to Dyckman St, walk east on Dyckman St.
Rain or Shine
Join us for the planting of marigold flowers, enjoy traditional Mexican music and dance, and participate in the paper flower workshop at Sherman Creek Park.
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders in partnership with the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) will plant marigold flowers. Volunteers will care for these flowers during the summer. The flowers will be cut in October and will be part of the offering during our Day of the Dead celebration this fall.
People in Mexico have used the cempasúchil or the flower of the dead for thousands of years during the celebration of the deceased. The flower of the dead is one of the essential elements used as an offering during this celebration. Communities across Mexico traditionally plant these flowers in preparation to honor the dead in the early summer. Mano a Mano continues this tradition and invites community members to be part of this beautiful ritual.
2:00 PM • Marigold Paper Flower Workshop
2:30 PM • Son Jarocho performance by Son Pecadores
3:30 PM • Mexica Dance by Cetiliztli Nauhcampa
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Thank you to our Funders
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature; and by by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.