New York’s 2023 Day of the Dead Activities and Events with Times Square Taking Center Stage

The famous Mexican celebration arrives to the streets of the city. Check out the list of all the locations to share with family and friends.

This year, the hub of Day of the Dead celebrations in New York promises to be Times Square. Set for November 2, the square will come alive with traditional music, intricate altars, and elegantly dressed Catrinas, all to honor the memory of those who have passed on.

“Day of the Dead 2023 in New York: where to go to celebrate and all the events,” reads a banner that will be prominently displayed, directing locals and tourists alike to an array of poignant and festive activities.

A Citywide Tapestry of Tradition and Culture

Various communities throughout New York have organized a myriad of events, bringing together not just the Mexican community but also those who are passionate about this rich cultural tradition. Artistic workshops, traditional ofrendas (offerings), and vibrant parades are just a few of the things slated for the day’s celebrations.

Enriching Activities for Families and Enthusiasts

El Museo del Barrio and Children’s Museum of Manhattan

On the educational front, El Museo del Barrio and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan are offering art workshops tailored to teach participants about the Day of the Dead tradition.

Flatiron North Plaza and New York Tech Events

Flatiron North Plaza will host an eclectic mix of activities on November 2. From ballet folklórico performances to face painting, the event is bound to be a colorful spectacle. New York Tech joins in with its own celebration at the Edward Guiliano Global Center, featuring activities like skull painting and offering decoration.

Event Highlights: A Quick Guide

  • Day of the Dead New York Family Event
    • Date: November 1, 2023
    • Time: 4 – 5 pm
    • Details: Free admission, suitable for all ages.
  • Day of the Dead Event at Flatiron NoMad
    • Date: November 1, 2023
    • Time: 3 – 7 pm
    • Location: Flatiron North Plaza
  • Day of the Dead Event at New York Tech
    • Date: November 1, 2023
    • Time: 12:45 – 1:00 pm
    • Location: Edward Guiliano Global Center, Lobby, New York, NY
    • Details: Participants can paint skulls and decorate an offering.
  • Day of the Dead Event at The Children’s Museum of Manhattan
    • Date: November 1 – 2, 2023
    • Details: Activities include constructing an Altar of Memories, wreath making, and creating Posada-inspired sculptures.
  • Day of the Dead Event at the School of Visual Arts
    • Date: November 1, 2023
    • Hours: 3:00 – 7:00 pm
    • Location: Flatiron District
    • Details: The event is presented by Continuing Education at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Your Complete Guide to the Day of the Dead in NYC

For those who want to delve even further into what the city has to offer, Google has compiled a comprehensive list detailing the schedule and specifics of each Day of the Dead event in New York City.