What to do in NYC on Saturday
Join in the FREE annual celebration of el Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI).
The group Cetiliztli Nauhcampa performs dances and music from Anahuac, the south-central Valley of Mexico. Visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy hands-on activities.
A community ofrenda (altar) remembers family and friends who have passed away.
- FREE, 11am to 5pm.
- NMAI is in Battery Park. Admission is always free to NMAI.
Immerse yourself in the traditions of Día de Muertos in this family-friendly, full-day festival featuring altars dedicated to extinct animal species, performances by Mexican folk musicians and dance troupes, hands-on artisanal and scientific workshops, and a craft marketplace featuring Artisans from Mexico and the U.S. in an all-day Mexican Marketplace. .
Mexican dance and music from Oaxaca and beyond. Presented by Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders.
|Traditional pre-Hispanic dance ceremony dedicated to Day of the Dead|
|The traditional music and dance festival of Guelaguetza takes place in Oaxaca every year. Representative of specific groups, these colorful and festive choreographies are a celebration of indigenous identity.|
|Join us for a classic set with New York’s Mariachi Sol Azteca.|
What to Do in NYC on Sunday
Tens of thousands of runners, a million or more spectators lining the 26-mile route through all five boroughs.
This is a full day of activities exploring the impact storytelling can have on our community.
Stories that Bind Us (Living Room, 11am-3:30pm)
- Storytellers explore the myths, folktales, tall tales, traditional and bilingual stories, and personal narratives that bind us.
Curated Read Alouds (Legacy Gallery & Salon, 11:45am; 12:45pm; 1:45pm; 2:45pm)
- Families of children ages 3-8 are invited to join us in the Legacy Gallery & Salon for curated read alouds inspired by the works of Frederick J. Brown and Heather Hart.
Whispered Poems & Tales (Plaza, Lobby, Small Spaces, Studio Lab)
- Whispered stories will be facilitated through the use of specially designed story tubes.
Storytelling for Social Change (Living Room, 5pm-6:30pm)
This project grew out of the collective conversations of storytellers in the New York City area around their work as storytellers and the stories and narratives that they were telling to answer the tremendous request for content around conflict resolution, anti-bullying, social justice and civic engagement.
Panel includes Dr. Linda Humes, Rev. Rhonda Akanke McLean-Nur, Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, Iesha Sekou Stakes, Laura Simms, and Steve Siedel (moderator).
- 11am to 6:30pm at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 St. Nicholas Avenue at 155th Street.
- FREE but tickets are required to manage space. Reserve FREE tickets here
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