Día de los Muertos Weekend Festival | Downtown Alliance

Día de los Muertos Weekend Festival

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Oct 31, 2020
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004
Free
A Virtual Celebration of Día de los Muertos. Day of the Dead: The Basics. Join museum folklorist Cynthia Vidaurri as she answers frequently asked questions about Day of the Dead, including What is Día de los Muertos? How is it different from Halloween? And what is an ofrenda, and what do the beautiful decorations mean? Cynthia will illustrate the presentation with images collected over her years of research and selected images from earlier years’ Day of the Dead programs at the museum. Flowers play an important role in many celebrations. From births to funerals, they help express people’s feelings. For Day of the Dead, the colorful petals of zempasuchil (marigolds) are used. Evelyn Orantes and Joaquin Newman will demonstrate step-by-step how to create paper marigolds. Celebrating the Rich Culinary Heritage of Día de los Muertos: Join Chef Neftali Duran on his culinary journey through the foods and feasting associated with Día de los Muertos. Learn more about mole, a signature sauce associated with the celebrations, and delve into the rich history of pan de muerto.
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Location Info

1 Bowling Green
1st Floor
New York, NY 10004