We are excited to team up with the Petworth Arts Collaborative for the 2nd annual celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The day celebrates the lives of loved ones—family, friends and pets—no longer with us. It is a great way to share a common experience, not just with friends and neighbors from the dog park, but with those from across the community. Learn more about el Dia de los Muertos here.
The events include:
Thursday, October 18: “Get Crafty” & Happy Hour
We will make marigolds, butterflies, and paper garlands that we will use to decorate the dog park on the Day of the Dead. We will also have supplies for the ofrendas (shadow boxes) we will make on October 27th.
Where: Maple Restaurant (3418 11th Street NW)
What: Help us create marigolds, sugar skull garlands and other decorations from tissue paper.
Saturday, October 27, 2018: Make your own Ofrenda (shadowbox) (Kids VERY welcome)
Make your own shadowbox celebrating the life of a loved one, family friend, or pet. Take your ofrendas home and showcase them around the neighborhood on November 2nd.
Where: Columbia Heights Green (3321 11th Street NW)
What to bring: Memories, souvenirs, and photos of and about your loved one. We will provide crafting supplies, boxes (big and small), tissue paper, and other materials.
Saturday, October 27, 2018: Free Screening of Coco (Kids VERY welcome)
The Petworth Art Collaborative will screen the great Disney/Pixar movie that explores the traditions of Day of the Dead/Dia de Los Muertos. The DC Bureau of is sponsoring sweets: Churros and pan dulce
Where: Powell Elementary School (1350 Upshur Street NW)
You can RSVP here for this event.
November 2, 2018: Parades and Celebrations
There will be a procession up Georgia Avenue and celebrations at both the dog park & Columbia Heights Green. Dress up your dog or just enjoy the fun.