October 23rd–November 1st
El Dia de Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is a three-day holiday (October 31st–November 2nd) that honors the departed through ofrendas (offerings) arranged on altars, music, dancing, and gatherings with family and friends. A large-scale community altar by artist Scherezade Garcia will be installed in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel. Visitors are encouraged to bring personal offerings to a community altar, including flowers, photographs, and notes, among other objects. Inspired by altars found throughout Mexico and the Mexican diaspora, Garcia’s altar will combine her own unique style with this centuries-old celebration of the departed.
Strict safety measures will be enforced: all visitors will be required to wear masks and keep a distance of at least 6 feet from other visitors while in the Historic Chapel. Only electric candles are permitted. Items/offerings left at the altar cannot be returned.
Free; no registration required.