Heights Day of the Dead
I haven’t seen very much about Dias de los Muertos this year, Nov 1 and 2nd. Here are some links decribing a couple of the celebrations. The celebration is always anchored by Casa Ramirez Gallery at 241 W 19th St. in Houston Heights. Another neighborhood that has historically celebrated Day of the Dead is Brooke Smith.
His shop is always fun to go into. This time of the year it’s a little spookier/more whimsical/more somber if all those terms can fit together. He invites people to build ofrendas (altars) to honor relatives who have passed away. Honoring those who have passed is not all about mourning. When families get together and talk about each other, it’s the funny things, the brave things, the moments of idiocy that we remember most. These can be things of altars too.
Stop by and see Macario & Chrissie Ramirez at their Heights gallery. Don’t forget all the other funky shops on W 19th St.
See the article in the new and improved The Leader. Celebrating Life Instead of Mourning Loss.
This link will go Culturemap’s article on the Ramirez Gallery celebration and the Heights procession.
One last link goes to the Lawndale/East End Celebration.
Have fun; stay away from the little sugar skulls.
If you are looking for more happenings in the Heights, check out www.TwistedHeights.com