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Join us for the Opening Ceremony for Dia de Oakwood.

Dia de Oakwood, was born as a collaboration between the organizers of the Day of the Dead 5k; Angela Salamanca, Natalia Campbell, the Oakwood Cemetery director, Robin Simonton, and Artist Peter Marin. The intention with this event is to create an installation piece that celebrates all the traditional aspects of the Day of the Dead holiday, as well as create a new space for kids and the community to contribute. This celebration will take place at the Historic Oakwood Cemetery over a few days, with several activities open to the public.

Opening Ceremony will include music, dance, food vendors, face painting and more. Attendees will hear remarks from Mexican Consulate, Claudia Velasco, Artist Peter Marin, Activist and Event Organizer Angela Salamanca and Oakwood Cemetery Director robin Simonton.

Activities for the whole family!


5:00 – Instalación de Ofrendas Abierta al Público, Installation open to the public    

5:00-5:30 – Ceremonia de Copal y Danza Guerreros Quetzoacal, Copal Ceremony and dance performance by Danza Guerreros Quetzalcoatl

5:35-5:45 – Palabras de Inauguración por la Cónsul de México, Claudia Velasco, Inaugural address by Mexican Consul, Claudia Velasco

5:45-5:55 –Palabras por Peter Marin, Angela Salamanca y Robin Simonton, Project introduction by Peter Marin, Angela Salamanca and Robin Simonton

6:00-6:10 – Poesia, Poetry reading

6:15-6:35Baile Folclorico Vicky, Children’s dance performance by Baile Folclorico Vicky

6:40-7:00 – Baile Orgullo y Alma Latina, Dance performance by Orgullo y Alma Latina

7:05-8:00 Musica Trio Títeres Huastecos con baile de Flor de Hidalgo, Musical performance by Trio Titeres Huastecos together with dance performance by Flor de HIdalgo

5:00- 8:00Vendedores de Comida, Food vendors

5:00-7:00 – Pintura de caras de calaveras gratis, Free sugar skull face painting for anyone

5:00-8:00 – Actividades educativas y artísticas de organizaciones asociadas, Partner activity and information booths

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