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Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Petworth, DC

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Join us for the 2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration in the Washington, DC neighborhood of Petworth and Park View. This is a 2-day event full of fun activities and ways to celebrate!

Saturday, October 27th from 9:00AM-1:00PM: Participate in an Altar Making Workshop to honor loved ones and learn the history of this rich cultural event at the Petworth Farmer's Market (4148 9th St NW in Petworth). Please bring a special momento such as a picture, we will have various sized boxes and decorations on hand for your ofrenda. This year we are collaborating with Georgia Avenue Thrive and the 11th Street Dog Park, their altar making workshops will occur at Wall of Books.

Saturday, October 27th from 6:30pm-8:30pm: Outdoor Movie Screening of Coco at Powell Elementary 1350 Upshur Street NW. Bring a blanket, we will provide snacks but please feel free to bring a picnic.

Friday, November 2nd from 4:30PM-9:00PM: We will have calavera face painting from 4:30PM-5:45PM at Qualia Coffee (3917 Georgia Ave NW) along with flower crown craft making and a Bruce Monroe Elementary student art show honoring loved ones. Directly following join us for a grand Street Procession celebrating loved ones beginning at 6:00pm at Walls of Books walking north along Georgia Avenue towards the 800 block of Upshur Street NW, where the procession will pass by Qualia Coffee and calavera participants will join in the procession.

There will be live mariachi music while folks view altars made by the community along the Georgia Avenue and Upshur St NW processional route from 6:00PM-9:00PM.

For details on Georgia Avenue Thrive and 11th&Bark Dog Park events please follow Georgia Avenue Thrive facebook page

Get ready to Sing, Dance and Celebrate Life!


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