The Pelham Art Center will present a Mexican Day of the Dead Workshop and Dance Performance this Sunday, October 28 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm with artist Zafiro Romero-Acevedo and Telphochcalli Traditional Mexican Performance Arts & Theater.

It is free and open to all ages.

Telpochcalli, the Traditional Mexican Performance Arts & Theater, is composed of Mexican dancers, ages 4 -14. These young performers will charm the audience with the traditional Day of the Dead dances from Mexico; “La Morena” from the state of Veracruz, and “China Poblana” from the State of Puebla.

The performance will be followed by an art-making workshop where participants will be creating a traditional miniature alter from tissue paper and colorful clay for your loved ones. Feel free to bring a picture of your beloved family member or family friend and we will also be making drawings that you can make part of the love altar.

Artist Zafiro Romero-Acevedo was born in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. She arrived with her family in the early 1980’s and has been living in Yonkers ever since. She was brought up in a strong cultural heritage which included Mexican folklore performances, murals, and paper arts. Mrs. Acevedo has been teaching Mexican Folk Art passionately and patiently for more than two decades in the NY Tri-State area, Rockland County, Duchess & Putnam County. She also teaches enrichment programs for public libraries, museums, art centers, public and parochial schools.

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