Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos is a holiday based on Ancient Aztec, Mayan and Catholic traditions, and is primarily celebrated in Mexico and Central America on the 1st and 2nd of November. Families gather together to celebrate and honor family members and friends who have died. Some of the holiday’s traditions include creating altars honoring the deceased and visiting the graves of loved ones.
If you and your child (grades 2-6) would like to create an altar celebrating a beloved family member or friend, join us for our 3-session craft series which will be taking place on Tuesdays, October 9th, 16th and 23rd at 4:30 pm.
We ask that families choose and bring with them small photos/and or tokens of their chosen person or persons to create their own personal altar. We will be supplying an altar base and many colorful crafts materials for you to use if you would like to decorate the altar with papel picado, paper flowers, sequins etc…
Our final session will be festive, and we will be displaying your altars in the Trove during the month of November. Space is limited, so be sure to register with us by calling 914-422-1476. Registration begins September 25th.