Celebrate Mexico's beloved 3,000-year-old tradition that remembers friends and family members who have passed away with photographs and offerings of symbolic elements. Join the celebration by adding your own offering to El Museo's altars and enjoying the colorful procession around the Harlem Meer, storytelling, face painting and dance performances.
Exhibition on-view LA BIENAL 2013: Here is Where We Jump and PRESENCIA 11am-6pm, Las Galerias LA BIENAL features work by artists who live and work in New York City with special interest in the process. PRESENCIA focuses on ideas of presence and absence, based on works from El Museo's permanent collection.
Procession CALVERAS CALLEJERAS 11am-12pm Kick off the festivities with a musical procession from Central Park's Dana Discovery Center at 110th Street to El Museo.
Face Painting MI CARA CALACA 12-3pm, Black Box Theater, 3rd Floor Come have your face painted with colorful strokes to match the fabulous calaveras that surround you.
Storytelling COLORIN COLORADO 1pm and 3pm, El Cafe Join us for stories celebrating the many traditions of Di a de los Muertos.
Concert / Concierto BALLET FOLKLORICO MEXICANO de Nueva York 4pm-5pm, El Teatro Celebrate life and death in a performance of traditional Aztec and folkloric Mexican dances.
Address: 1230 Fifth Ave.
At E. 104th St
East Harlem, NY 10029
About El Museo Del Barrio
Stroller parking: Yes
Stroller check: Yes
Bring food: No
Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): No
Family bathroom: No
El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs.
The mission of El Museo del Barrio is to present and preserve the art and culture of Puerto Ricans and all Latin Americans in the United States. Through its extensive collections, varied exhibitions and publications, bilingual public programs, educational activities, festivals and special events, El Museo educates its diverse public in the richness of Caribbean and Latin American arts and cultural history. By introducing young people to this cultural heritage, El Museo is creating the next generation of museum-goers, while satisfying the growing interest in Caribbean and Latin American art of a broad national and international audience.