Date: 11/01/2014 - 11/02/2014

Time: All Day

Location: The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church (131 E. 10th St., Manhattan)

Price: Free

Join us for our annual Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) celebration in New York City. The tradition is rooted in the native Mexican belief that life on earth is a preparation for the next world and of the importance of maintaining a strong relationship to the dead. Come and remember your own departed loved-ones and bring copies of photographs, and marigold flowers to adorn our community Altar throughout the celebration. The event will be in the churchyard of St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery. Event highlights: On Saturday November 1 — Join us for the altar building and offering from 10 to 12pm — Join the Procession for the Innocents in remembrance of the victims of injustice leaving from Union Square at 2pm. On Sunday, November 2 — Special presentation by Ariles de Nueva York as part of the Fandango in Honor of All the Dead, which will be held simultaneously this weekend in cities around the world. — Stay for a poetry reading followed by the closing with Mariachi music.

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