• 2017 Dia de los Muertos Celebration

    November 5
    November 5

    Sunday, November 5, 2017 | 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

    Rockwell Members: Free | Not-Yet-Member Adults: $5*
    Kids & Teens (17 and under): Free
    *Forever Pass is not valid for this program

    Drop in any time!

    New this year! Time slots for Sugar Skull and Paper Flower workshops. Reserve your sugar-skull activity time slot in advance online – seats are limited! Workshop registration includes admission.

    Make your own paper flowers and write a tag to honor a friend or loved one with CareFirst counselors

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    Meet La Catrina, the famous traditional character made popular by Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada

    Explore traditions of Mexican culture and learn about traditional Oaxacan and Yaqui-style ofrendas (altars)

    Bring a memento for the community ofrenda to honor a loved one

    Enjoy hot chocolate with Pan de Muerto, a delicious Mexican bread often served as dessert

    Come dressed in your own Dia de los Muertos attire and receive a $5 coupon to The Museum Store!

    The Rockwell serves as a community center that values a high quality, cultural experience for visitors, residents and supporters. That’s why we’re proud to once again present our Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration, our most popular program for families and youth! 

    Throughout the month of October, regional middle-school Spanish Language students visit The Rockwell, learn about Mexican culture and traditions, and create decorative objects for their own Dia de Los Muertos student ofrenda (altar), on display in The Rockwell’s Student Gallery. This educational initiative integrates cultural traditions with classroom education and creates an opportunity for students to connect an artistic experience, all while learning outside of the classroom.

    The month culminates in The Rockwell’s annual celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican holiday steeped in tradition that honors friends and family members through art, dance, music and festive foods. Don’t miss out!

    Celebrate with us!


    This program is made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. 

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