Halloween Harvest Festival

SATURDAY OCTOBER 28, 2017  |  11 AM – 3 PM rain or shine

Presented in partnership with Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York

The Socrates season always goes out with a BANG with our Halloween Harvest Festival! This year’s theme is Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with a vibrant procession and dance performance presented by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York, which has been sharing Mexican heritage and culture with the NYC community for more than 30 years. They will be accompanied by music from Academia De Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer.

Join us for spooky costume- and art-making with Socrates artists and Free Style Arts Association, fantastical face-painting with Agostino Arts, and be sure to bring mementos or offerings for the ancestral community altar by artist Daniel Valle.

Urban Shaman Mama Donna will be offering harvest animal blessings for your pets, and if your pooch is in costume you can participate in a Socrates tradition – our annual Canine Costume Contest with fun prizes and local judges, including Château le Woof, Friends with Four Paws Rescue, and Rapawzel Dog Grooming & Day Care!

Be sure to enjoy food from vendors Fresco’s Cantina, What’s the Dillaz, and Val’s Cookie Canvas.

Todos están bienvenidos a participar en este festival inspirado por el Dia de los Muertos, una celebración Mexicana que honora los muertos.


11AM – 2PM: Costume and art-making workshops with Socrates artists, collaborative ‘exo-skeletons’ sculpture creation with Free Style Arts Association

12 – 1PM: Socrates Annual artist Amy Ritter will hand out candy to trick-or-treaters on the doorstep of her piece ‘Single Wide’ – while supplies last.

12 – 3PM: Transformative face-painting by Agostino Arts

12:30 – 2:30PM: Harvest animal blessing for your pets by Urban Shaman Mama Donna

1 – 2PM: Annual Canine Costume Contest with local judges & prizes

2 – 3PM Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York procession and performance




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