This year as part of Dia de Muertos, a holiday that celebrates death through life and the most important tradition for Mexico and Central America, JUMP will be transforming our park with traditional Dia de Muertos papel picado, music, and a community photo display, along with several altars in the first floor Lobby and Share Studio windows that can be viewed from the park. In addition to the park activities, we wanted to create some opportunities to engage the community virtually. See below for details on how you can participate virtually.
October 28 - Mid November
As COVID has prevented many of us from participating in gatherings to honor our loved ones who have passed, and as widespread migration has separated many families from their ancestors’ gravesites where cemetery processions and decorations were the centers of celebrations in years past, our hope is that this year’s Dia de Muertos activities at JUMP will allow us to honor our loved ones while providing a sense of comfort to those unable to celebrate in person with their families and friends.
October 28 6:00pm - 7:00pm
In addition to the park displays, the community will be invited to learn more about Dia de Muertos by connecting online for a panel discussion focusing on the significance of the holiday. This online event will feature speakers from multiple backgrounds and perspectives.
1st Panelist: Rev. Jesus Camacho
2nd Panelist: Raquel Arenz
3rd Panelist: Ceci Richardson
4th Panelist: Fonda Portales
Click here to watch the panel discussion
November 1st & 2nd, 2:00pm - 7:00pmWe are teaming up with the Mexican Consulate to host activities outside in the park from 2:00pm – 7:00pm on November 1st – 2nd while viewing the altars in the Lobby windows, watching virtual Dia de Muertos performances on the JUMPotron, and enjoying the Community Remembrance Display.
Virtual Performers: St. Mary's Catholic School Dancers, Kelli Brown, Norma Pintar, Ana Maria Schachtell, Monteen-Alyse Ebert, Oyamel Folkloric Dancers, and International Mexican singer Omar Arreola accompanied by "Mariachi Alma de México"
The community is invited to light a candle and write a memory or message to their loved ones from 2-7pm on November 1st and 2nd.
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