On November 2, The Flatiron NoMad Partnership will host an inaugural celebration of Día de Muertos on the Flatiron North Public Plaza, with music, dance, interactive activities, food, and a community altar to honor and celebrate the lives of the departed. The free event will be presented in partnership with neighborhood businesses, including The Division of Continuing Education at the School of Visual Arts, Fotografiska, Poster House, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, and Mangia 23rd.
Día de Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is a Mexican tradition of pre-Hispanic origin that celebrates the memory and presence of the deceased. According to popular belief, from October 31 to November 2, the souls return home to be with their loved ones. Altars are assembled with offerings, food, and rituals to celebrate their visit.
This inaugural celebration will have plenty to do for the entire family from face painting and decorating your own sugar skull to DIY printmaking and contributing to a community altar. This is also a great opportunity to sample some of the District’s local restaurants.
Celebrate Dia de Muertos on November 2nd from Noon to 4:00pm with the Flatiron NoMad Partnership. This inaugural celebration will take place on the Flatiron North Public Plaza, 23rd Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue.
About the Flatiron NoMad Partnership ~ The Flatiron NoMad Partnership, formed in 2006, is a nonprofit organization and business improvement district that serves the businesses, people, and places that help make Flatiron and NoMad two of Manhattan’s most iconic and authentic destinations. Home to a range of retailers and employers, cultural and educational institutions, and a thriving residential community, the district is a center of activity. The Partnership serves as a dedicated steward and supporter of public life in the district by maintaining a clean and safe environment; spearheading area improvement projects; and marketing and championing the diverse business and retail options in this vibrant and historic neighborhood.
While you’re there, step into Madison Square Park for a final view of the installation, Cristina Iglesias: Landscape and Memory on view through December 4, 2022.
Take a peek at what Madison Square Park is planning in January! Shahzia Sikander: Havah…to breathe, air, life, on view January 17, 2023 in Madison Square Park and atop the New York State Appellate Division Courthouse rooftop!