On Saturday, October 19, celebrate Mexico’s beloved 3,000 year-old tradition that remembers friends and family members who have passed away at El Museo del Barrio. Join the celebration by adding your own offering to El Museo’s altars and enjoying the colorful procession around the Harlem Meer, storytelling, face painting and dance performances. 11am – 5pm. Free admission.
On Friday, September 6, El Museo del Barrio and La Casa Azul Bookstore welcome award winning Dominican-American writer and author, Junot Diaz, for a reading from his latest book This is How You Lose Her, now available in paperback. He will open the floor to audience questions and will sign copies of this book and his other books (available for sale on-site) immediately following the program. General admission is $10. Students free. Location: 1230 5th Avenue. Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
At the Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month, from 5 to 11 p.m. All evening long, the Museum café serves a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and a cash bar offers wine and beer. This coming Saturday, August 3, the museum is showcasing Caribbean-themed music, curatorial talks, film and art. The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway.
On Wednesday, July 24, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, El Museo del Barrio will host a neighborhood forum based on the documentary El Barrio Tours: Gentrification in East Harlem. The forum will explore arts & culture-related development, gentrification and how to make proposed developments more equitable.
El Museo del Barrio welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic and cultural landscape of the Caribbean and Latin America. It is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue (104th Street).