Mano a Mano, Mexican Culture Without Borders celebrates The Day of the Dead with a community ofrenda (altar), live music, Mexican food, and a Mexican folk art market at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery in Manhattan’s East Village, on Friday-Sunday, October 27-29, 2023, from 11am – 5pm. FREE with market items for purchase.
Day of the Dead is a traditional family commemoration of deceased family members based on the Catholic All Souls Day. It blends Indigenismo iconography, colonial Spanish, and modern U.S. American traditions into a celebration that is loved around the world today.
It’s a festival of family.
Mano a Mano Day of the Dead celebration
Mano a Mano is an excellent community organization that preserves and promotes Mexican culture in New York City. Mano a Mano means “hand-to-hand.”
Mano a Mano’s Day of the Dead celebration brings Mexican culture to life with folk art, live music, food and altar building.
We build altars, called “ofrendas” in Spanish, to invite deceased family members to visit on Day of the Dead or the day before for children. We fill the ofrendas with pictures, possessions, things the person liked and traditional decorations.
Making the altar is the cornerstone of the celebration.
For details, visit manoamano.nyc