Saturday, October 10, 2020
12:00 PM 1:30 PM
Free with registration
Today, the neighborhood of Washington Heights is home to many families who came to New York City from places like Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, and other countries from Central and South America who brought their traditions with them.
This second Saturday, families can make paper sugar skulls and other crafts and help to create a Day of The Dead altar, or ofrenda, by leaving notes or gifts for their ancestors or loved ones. The altar will remain on view in the Mansion through the month of October. Participants are invited to bring a copy of a photograph of someone they wish to honor with their ofrenda.
The workshop will be held outside of Morris-Jumel Mansion on the bluestone patio for one and 1/2 hours. Masks must be worn by all participants and group numbers per table will be capped to ensure proper social distancing. After registering, participants must answer a health screening questionnaire. Each household group will have timed entry into the workshop and will be provided with art making materials and hand sanitizer. Tables will be located located over 6 feet apart, and materials and tables will be cleaned between each use.