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Life and Death Celebration: Dia de los Muertos

Saturday, October 26, 2019

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.

Join gardeners and the community for the Annual Life and Death Celebration on Oct. 26th at the Hattie Carthan Saturday Market to share in remembering and honoring your ancestral heritage through food and other festivities on October 26th from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.!  

Food Justice is all about the Rs: Remembering - Reconnecting - Reconciling - Relinquishing - Reclaiming - Regenerating - Revitalizing

Our collective ancestral systems calls us to the marketplaces to celebrate our life and Death as the wheel turns. If we must take our cues from our plant relations, who bare their bodies during the Fall seemingly dead on the surface, but very well alive in their roots. Costumes encouraged! Bring a blanket or shawl and huddle around the Sacred fire with SMORES. Hear ye! Hear Ye!

Schedule:

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Candied Apple Making for Kids with Farmer Yon & Youth Chefs
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Composting with Worms by Kwesi Joseph
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Ancestral Drumming and Storytelling in the New Resilience Hut
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Ancestralization - Re-membering Ourselves

Festivities Include: 

  • Children's Activities
  • West African Drumming
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Ghoulish Delights
  • Face Painting
  • Crystal Skull Making
  • Healthy Holiday Treats for kids
  • Sacred Arts Exhibition of Community Ancestor Altar with Ancestral Food and Offerings
  • Live Animals
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Garden Tours ‘til Sunset

Fall market, Value-added products, warm ciders, soup, traditional food, live animals, pumpkin carving and garden tours ‘til sunset.

For questions on this event, please contact Yonette Fleming at hattiecarthancommunitymarket@yahoo.com.

Location 

Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market
363-364 Clifton Place at Marcy Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221, Brooklyn
Directions to this location

Location Details:
G train to Bedford Nostrand, left on Clifton Place, entrance on left before Marcy ave B38 to Marcy/Lafayette

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

hattiecarthancommunitymarket@yahoo.com

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