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Día de los Muertos

Oct 18, 2017
Día de los Muertos

Celebrated in Mexico between the final day of October and the second day of November, Día de los Muertos is a well-known holiday which inspires prayer and posthumous celebration for loved ones. Though New York is quite far north of Mexico, there are two unique ways to celebrate this holiday in Lincoln Square. 

On Friday, October 27 at the American Folk Art Museum, at 2 Lincoln Square on Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets, there will be a free, small celebration in honor of Día de los Muertos. From 12:00pm to 5:00pm, museum guests can shop goods from La Sirena Mexican Folk Art (an NYC based hand-crafted Mexican Folk Art shop), enjoy a piece of pan de muerto ("bread of the dead"), and learn how to create paper marigolds. Afterwards, you can stick around for the museum's weekly Free Music Friday performance from 5:30pm - 7:30pm, which will feature Rust Dust, Caves & Clouds, and Meaghan Burke. And, if you can't make it on Friday, La Sirena will also be selling hand-crafted items at the museum on Saturday, October 28.

At Rosa Mexicano, a warm and vibrant spot for authentic Mexican cuisine, you can enjoy a special three-course dinner meal in honor of Día de los Muertos between Tuesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 2. The menu features delicious choices, such as corn and sesame empanadas as an appetizer, tequila-pomegranate BBQ ribs as a main course, and sweet potato bread pudding as dessert. Rosa Mexicano has even crafted a cocktail for the occasion called "Rising of the Dead". Click here to see the menu. Rosa Mexicano is located at 61 Columbus Avenue, between 62nd and 63rd Streets. 

So, come celebrate this unique holiday in Lincoln Square. 

Image credit: Christine Wise/American Folk Art Museum