Día de los Muertos
Sunday, November 3
10:00am – 5:00pm
Did you know that Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is the Mexican holiday that brings family and friends together to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have passed away? Now celebrated all over the world, families mark the festival by making colorful altars and sharing meals with loved ones. This year, we invite you to celebrate with us and experience the delicious flavors and cultural traditions of the holiday. Join a Spanish language lesson with Espáñate, make art inspired by Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada, and bake your own Pan de Muertos with Don Paco López Panaderia located right here in Brooklyn! This year, we are also excited to host Somos Familia (We Are Family), a pop-up podcast produced in partnership with Hendel Leiva of Immigration MIC. Inspired by Día de los Muertos, community members share memories, hopes, dreams and reflections that honor and celebrate family.
Spanish Language Adventure featuring Espáñate
10:30am-11:00am & 11:30am-12:00pm| All ages
Join Espáñate and journey to Mexico on a Spanish language adventure! Learn to speak Spanish as we celebrate Día de los Muertos.
ColorLab: Día de los Muertos
11:00am-5:00pm | All ages
Head into our ColorLab and experiment with color, shapes, textures, and materials as we make Día de los Muertos themed crafts inspired by Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada!
Baker’s Kitchen with Don Paco López Panadería
1:00pm-1:30pm & 2:00pm-2:30pm | All ages
Did you know that Pan de Muertos is a type of sweet bread eaten to celebrate Día de los Muertos? Join Brooklyn-based bakery, Don Paco López Panadería, as we make and enjoy our own Pan de Muertos!
Somos Familia Listening Lounge with Hendel Leiva
2:00pm-6:00pm | All ages
We are family! Stop into the classroom and listen to this pop-up podcast recording about what it means to be family. Inspired by Día De los Muertos, community members share memories, reflections, and stories that honor loved ones who have passed on as well as the experiences of family that continue to enrich our lives. Listeners are invited to reflect and connect after each recording session.
Sensory Room: Make a Marigold
2:00pm-4:45pm | All ages
With their vibrant color and strong scent, marigold flowers, also known as cempasúchil, are used during Día de los Muertos to help guide the spirits of loved ones to family altars. Join us in the Sensory Room to make your own marigold flower to bring home.