Día de los Muertos
As complex as the culture of Mexico itself, Day of the Dead is a fusion of indigenous and European traditions.  The multi-day holiday, celebrated on November 1 and 2, involves family and friends gathering to remember loved ones who have died.  It is a day of celebration rather than mourning.
We’re partnering with the Poughkeepsie Public Library, Newburgh Free Library, and Arts Mid-Hudson to bring you special Día programming!

Learn how to make paper marigolds, the traditional flor de muerto.
Adults:many orange marigolds
Wed, Oct 27 • 6:30pm
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Teens: 
Thurs, Oct 28 • 4pm
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Share a photo of a pet you’ve lost on our ofrenda.sleeping grey cat on a white bed

The ofrenda is an elaborate altar filled with symbolic objects, including photos and favorite foods of the deceased.  Add your pets and new packages of their favorite treats and food.  Afterwards we’ll donate them to the UCSPCA.


colorful CalaverasMake your own calavera (sugar skull). 

 

Probably one of the most recognizable symbols of Día de los Muertos, we’ll have Take & Make kits for you to decorate a traditional calavera.