ConEd Family Day: Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead
Saturday, Oct. 8, 12 PM - 2 PM
Outside on the bluestone patio
Free; Drop-In Program
Join us as we celebrate this Latin American tradition at the Morris-Jumel Mansion. The origins of Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead can be traced back thousands of years to the Aztecs. Today, the holiday continues to be celebrated not only in Mexico, but also in neighborhoods like Washington Heights, where many families from Central and South America have brought their traditions to New York City.
This second Saturday, families can make paper sugar skulls and other crafts and help to create a Day of The Dead altar, or ofrenda, by leaving notes or gifts for their ancestors or loved ones. Participants are invited to bring a copy of a photograph of someone they wish to honor with their ofrenda.
Stay after the activity for a pop-up concert with Annette Aguilar and Friends, to begin at 2:30.
This socially-distanced workshop will be held outside of Morris-Jumel Mansion on the bluestone patio. Masks are required for participants over the age of two who enter the Mansion.