Thursday, October 18, 2018

Dia de los Muertos celebrations coming to the neighborhood Oct. 27 & Nov. 2: kids events, music, performances, movies, more

This sounds pretty awesome! The Petworth Arts Collaborative is organizing a bunch of Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead events coming up as part of the traditional Mexican holiday. Read on for more! Here's the Facebook invite.

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead
Second Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Petworth & Park View

Petworth, Washington, DC – The Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Petworth will return for a second year; now extending into Park View!

The Petworth Arts Collaborative is excited to share this two day event featuring a live Mariachi band Street Procession, Altar Making Workshops, Calavera Face Painting, a Student Art Show, a traditional Ballet Folklorico performance and more! The event is sponsored by the DC Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs, TTR Sotheby’s International Realtor Eddie Suarez, Ward 4 Council Member Brandon ToddLower Georgia Ave Main Street (through a grant from the Department of Small and Local Business Development) and partners Georgia Avenue Thrive.

Join us Saturday October 27th for several altar making workshops: from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Petworth Community Market (4148 9th St NW), from 10:00am to 12:00pm with Georgia Avenue Thrive at Walls of Books (3325 Georgia Ave NW), and from 1:00pm to 3:00pm with 11th&Bark Dog Park at the Columbia Heights Green (3321 11th Street NW). Wrap up the evening with a movie screening of Coco at Powell Elementary (1350 Upshur Street NW) beginning at 6:30pm.

Celebrate with us on Friday November 2nd with a Student Art Show by Bruce Monroe Elementary at Park View students, Calavera face painting and a flower crown workshop with flowers x flores at Qualia Coffee (3917 Georgia Avenue NW). Finally, join us us for our main attraction during our grand Street Procession with live performances by Mariachi El Rey starting at 6:00pm at Walls of Books (3325 Georgia Avenue NW) moving north along Georgia Ave, ending with a spectacular Ballet Folklorico performance by the Cultural Dance Center at 8:30pm along the 800 block of Upshur St NW. 

“We are thrilled to bring this traditional Mexican holiday event back to Petworth and can’t wait to see how the community comes together through music and art to honor loved ones,” says co-founder Maria Mandle. “With over 300 people in attendance last year, we look forward to building upon that momentum in year two with more participants and partnerships! We are excited to expand by collaborating with fellow neighborhood organizations, Georgia Avenue Thrive and District Bridges.”  says co-founder Sara Herrera.

About the Petworth Arts Collaborative
Petworth Arts Collaborative is committed to Activating Community through ART experiences to spark Creativity, Educate, and Inspire Collaborations between the diverse residents of Petworth DC where the ARTS can be experienced by all. For additional information, www.petworthartsdc.org

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