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Day of the Dead Festival
Saturday November 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Celebrate Día de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday honoring the dead with food, drink and festivities.
It’s a time to commemorate the dead and celebrate their lives with family and friends. Our free celebration will begin with a community procession and dedication of a traditional altar for offerings to the deceased. Bring your offerings (pictures, mementos, small items) to the Phinney Center before or during the event to be included on the altar. (You can pick them back up at the Phinney Center by November 10).
Come and enjoy live music and dance, decorate sugar skulls, do arts & crafts, get your face painted, eat delicious food, and drink Mexican hot chocolate. Plus support PNA’s Spanish language preschool co-op with a silent auction and a raffle.
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3:00 : Festival begins; meet in Community Plaza for performance and procession with CeAtl Tonalli Aztec dancers
4:00 : Raúl Sánchez dedicates community altar in the Gallery, Blue Building
4:30 : Student performance by Phinney Cooperativa Preescolar en Español (PCPE) (20-30 minutes)
5:00 : Performance by Marco Cortes, Andean music for kids (40 minutes)
6:00 : Closing of the silent auction benefiting PNA’s Phinney Cooperativa Preescolar en Español
6:15 : Bailadores de Bronce performs Mexican Folkloric Dancing (30 minutes)
6:45 : Raffle drawing
7:00 : Event ends
*Schedule times approximate/subject to change
We’ll have Mexican hot chocolate for $2, and Pan de Muerto for $1. (cash)
Raffle & Silent Auction to support our Spanish-language preschool co-op
Our Spanish-language preschool co-op, Phinney Cooperativa Preescolar en Español (PCPE), is hosting a raffle for cash and other great prizes, plus a silent auction, to raise funds for scholarships for whom preschool education might not otherwise be an option. PCPE gives families from over a dozen countries the opportunity to participate in a cooperative preschool learning environment.
Can’t come to the event? You can still purchase $5 raffle tickets at the Phinney Center anytime between now and the event (as well as at the event), and you can also you can bid on silent auction before the event online! You do not need to be present to win for either!Bid on silent auction items now!
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Thank you Sponsors!
Show your support for this cultural event and the PNA! Contact Megan Wildenradt at [email protected] at 206.783.2244 for more info.