Posadas y Pastorelas
Sunset Park, 220 36th St., Brooklyn NY 11232
Sunday, December 21, 2014 • 12:30 - 5:00pm
Get into the holiday spirit a la mexicana. Join us for our twelfth annual presentation of Posadas y Pastorelas, a holiday celebration promoting the popular traditions of the Mexican community of New York, featuring, traditional music and workshops. Highlights include a workshop where visitors make the Tsikuri, a traditional Wixarika (Huichol) yarn-weaving object known as the Eye of God; the Posada, and a singing holiday procession through the streets. The event culminates in a party with the breaking of candy-filled piñatas.
12:30 - 2:30 pm
Workshop on making the Tsikuri*
Neighborhood Posada procession
Cultural Performance by the Fandango Community of New York
Posada party with piñatas & more!
All workshops and events are free.
About Posadas and 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.
How to Get There:
D, N, R to 36th St Station
B35 to 3rd Ave in Sunset Park
B37 to 36th Street
B70 to 3rd Ave and 36th Street in Sunset Park
*Material are limited and available first come, first served.
Thank You To Our Supporters
This program is supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature; and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Additional support provided by Industry City, the Dedalus Foundation.
Special thanks to Desfile & Festival Mexicano de Brooklyn, Inc. and El Tepeyac Grocery for their in-kind donations and El Diario de Mexico USA for publizising the event.