20th Annual Día de Muertos
Celebrate Day of the Dead with various activities, including art-making and live music. Día de Muertos is a special time to honor and revere our ancestors and family members who have passed away. This tradition originates from native Mexican beliefs, emphasizing the significance of maintaining a strong connection with the deceased, as life on earth is a preparation for the next world. Help create a beautiful Ofrenda (Altar) where you can dedicate photographs (copies), letters, notes, and names to those who have departed. Immerse yourself in various activities, including art-making and live music, as we celebrate the lives of those who have left us and the community their presence has touched.
As part of this annual Día de Muertos gathering, they will install a public art COVID-19 memorial this year. The memorial is being created by Naming The Lost Memorials, Mano a Mano, City Lore, and Great Small Works, with support from the Mellon Foundation. It will be displayed on the fence at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery and feature artwork created by community partners Inside Change, Parole Preparation Project, and Oye Group. The public is welcome to come and view the memorial and participate in the event.