Dia de los Muertos or Dia de Muertos, also known as “Day of the Dead,” is a traditional holiday celebrated most often in Mexican culture. It’s a time when families honor the returned souls of relatives and loved ones who have passed with beautiful altars, food and drink. This year, the holiday will be observed from November 1 – November 2.
Tons of celebrations are taking place in NYC from Rockefeller Center’s ‘ Mexico Week’ to The Garret’s Coctelería ‘Coctelería de los Muertos’ pop-up. Moreover, for the first time ever, Flatiron will host a festive celebration on Wednesday, November 2nd from 12pm-4pm. Tons of local businesses have partnered with Flatiron NoMad Partnership to make it happen, including Poster House, Fotografiska, The Division of Continuing Education at the School of Visual Arts and more.
The event will feature a community altar where visitors are encouraged to contribute photos, flowers, fruit, etc. La Danza de los Viejitos (Dance of the Little Old Men) will be performed by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. According to Flatiron NoMad Partnership, the dance dates back to pre-Hispanic times as an offering to the four seasons, four elements, four Purépecha regions and Grandfather Sun, Tata Huriata.
Interactive activities will be available from sugar skull decorating to DIY printmaking using a tortilla press, photo-ops and face painting!
The event will be free to the public. Learn more here.
When: November 2nd, 2022 12pm – 4pm
Where: Flatiron North Public Plaza, 23rd Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue