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A Stunning Floral Installation Has Taken Over Rockefeller Center’s Atlas Statue

It's part of their larger Día de Muertos celebration!

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

A Stunning Floral Installation Has Taken Over Rockefeller Center’s Atlas Statue
Today, Friday, Oct. 29 the iconic plaza unveiled a slew of other activations to honor Mexican Independence and the holiday of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead).
First, from Ovando (New York) a lush floral installation adorning the iconic Rockefeller Center bronze statue Atlas:
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Next, a traditional ofrenda, a display altar dedicated to those who passed away due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Justine Golata for Secret NYC

And, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, there will be a tianguis, an open-air market, on Center Plaza. Featured artisans include La Contenta, La Newyorkina, La Providencia, South Philly Barbacoa, Casa Dragones, and more. Tequila Casa Dragones will have a special area in the tianguis to showcase their commitment to Mexican craftsmanship. Here, the public can learn about the art of sipping tequilas, and also personalize their own Casa Dragones Joven bottles with calligraphy in honor of Day of the Dead.

Of course, don’t miss the beautiful catrinas and alebrijes sculptures, which you can read more about here.
Courtesy Tishman Speyer
Courtesy Tishman Speyer

Hosted by the Consulate General of Mexico through its Cultural Institute in collaboration with Rockefeller Center and in partnership with Tequila Casa DragonesINTERprotección, The State of Oaxaca and Visit Mexico, the celebration will take place throughout Rockefeller Plaza Friday, October 22 through Tuesday, November 2.

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