Día de Los Muertos - RI Latino Arts

Dia de Los Mueras


Location: North Burial Ground, 4 Main Street Providence 02904

Registration: http://www.rilatinoarts.org/DiaDeLosMuertosRI.html

This year's celebration of Día de Los Muertos in Rhode Island will be held at the North Burial Ground, 4 Main Street Providence 02904. The gathering begins at 5:00 PM.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES: Face painting will be offered (donations accepted) to help you fully get into the spirit of Día de Los Muertos.

Children of all ages will be able to make paper flowers for the ofrenda.

COMMUNITY ALTAR: Bring a photo and a memento that reminds you of a deceased loved one whom you wish to remember, and place them on our ofrenda (community altar). You may bring a luminary, but an open flame is not recommended. The ofrenda will accept offerings on November 2nd all day, starting at 8 am, and it will remain in place from November 2 through November 11 at 4pm. You do not have to return to retrieve your items and we ask that you not leave anything of value because everything will be disposed of.

A PROCESSION led by a singing Catrina will begin at 6:30 pm as she leads us through the cemetery. We will later be joined by a storyteller, a spoken poetry artist, and the program will culminate with a rousing Second Line procession back to the ofrenda. Bring a luminary to carry as we honor the dead who are buried at North Burial Ground. NOTE: The cemetery has no lighting, so we will not allow anyone to wander through the gravesite.

FOOD: You may bring a picnic dinner and refreshments to the event. There is limited table seating (reserved mainly for elders), so be sure to bring a blanket to sit on the grass area next to the ofrenda.

PARKING & DIRECTIONS: No cars will be allowed inside the front entrance cemetery gates during the program. Parking is available on North Main Street and space is reserved for elders in the cemetery circle near the main gates. Pedestrians should enter North Burial Ground at the cemetery’s main gates or at the pedestrian gate at Rochambeau Street.

FREE! Families, children, EVERYONE welcome!

Contact: http://www.rilatinoarts.org/ContactUs.html