Dias de Los Muertos / Days of the Dead Celebration
Sponsored by Riverview Farmers Market
Friday 11/4/22, 8 pm
Grace Church Van Vorst, Jersey City – FREE
Photo: Jeff Somers
The Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble has been invited by the Jersey City Riverview Farmers Market to participate in its 8th annual Days of the Dead celebration and Hispanic Heritage Month observance. We will perform Anna Sokolow’s Frida, with guest artist Christine Dakin in the title role. The evening will also include traditional Mexican dances performed by El Grupo Sueño Americano, young dancers from across Hudson County. And, street paving work permitting, a famous local taco truck will provide refreshments.
“This year, we’re extremely excited to be partnering with the Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble to offer a passionate dance inspired by and dedicated to Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo and Anna Sokolow were colleagues and friends, starting in the 1940’s. This dance is a celebration of international collaboration and cultural appreciation.”
Board Member, Riverview Farmer’s Market
The Days of the Dead celebration begins in Riverview Park at noon on Sunday, October 30 with live mariachi music, traditional dance, and its signature parade of giant puppets by Jersey City artist Santiago Cohen. Click here for a complete schedule of events in the park.
Frida and El Grupo Sueño Americano
Friday, November 4, 2022 at 8 pm
Doors open at 7:30 pm
Grace Church Van Vorst
39 Erie Street (a short walk from the Grove Street PATH station)
Jersey City, NJ 07302
This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of the Department of State, and administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive & the Hudson County Board of County Commissioners. This program is also Supported by public funds from the Jersey City Arts & Culture Trust Fund, by M&T Bank, and The Mexican Consulate.