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MoMI Day of the Dead Celebration

Queens Drive-In- Coco

Nov 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue at 37 Street
Astoria, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

FREE

Celebrate Dia de los Mertos with a performance by Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer Academy, a group of talented teen and kid musicians, followed by a presentation of Aztec Mexica dance, poetry, and music from indigenous dance troupe Yayauhki Tezcatlipoka depicting the roots of this holiday. Explore a public altar in the Museum’s courtyard, followed by a catrina and catrin contest hosted by artist historian Rosa Ruíz. There will be a face-painting session inspired by the catrina and other historical characters from Día de Muertos.

All performances are free; for a discounted price ($15/ages 18+, $11/students & seniors, $9 ages 3-17) see a special indoor 6:30 pm screening of Pixar’s Coco, which tells the story of a twelve-year-old boy accidentally transported to the world of the dead, where he seeks help to find his deceased musician great-great-grandfather so he can return to his family from the living. Use code ANIMATE20 for 20% off tickets.

Ticket holders receive a 10% discount across the street at Tacuba Cantina Mexicana, where guests can sample a special menu of traditional Day of the Dead foods, with altars on view.

Museum of the Moving Image Free Hours

Enjoy free admission to the fun museum with film, TV and video games from nineteenth century optical toys to the latest in digital art with lots of hand-on exhibits in a spacious, modern building.

* The hands-on core exhibition Behind the Screen features over 1,400 artifacts including early cameras, a real Chewbacca mask from the…

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