Monday, November 1, 2010
SHG Dia de los Muertos Happens Tomorrow!
Tuesday, November 2, 5 -11 pm East Los Angeles Civic Center 4801 East 3rd Street, East L.A., CA 90022
Procession: Gathering 4 PM at the Virgen de Guadalupe Mural on Mednik and Cesar Chavez Avenues
Metro provides both Metro Bus and Metro Rail transportation to Belvedere Park at Civic Center. The Metro Gold Line train to East LA stops conveniently at the Civic Center station. For more information about planning your trip to Day of the Dead on November 2 please visit the Metro trip planner atwww.metro.net or call 1-(800) COMMUTE or (323) Go Metro.
The longest running Day of the Dead event in the country will be MC'd by Felipe Esparza NBC's 2010 Last Comic Standing and features community altars, live music, arts and crafts vendors, and local food.
The event will features children's art workshops, over 30 art and crafts vendors, over 40 elaborate altars, as well as delicious local food. MC'd by this year's winner of NBC's last comic standing, Felipe Esparza, guests will also enjoy a day of the dead fashion walk, live music from top local performers including and surprise special guests.
One of the highlights of the celebration includes a traditional public procession featuring people of all ages in colorful calavera face paint and attire. This year's commemorative print was created by artist Jose Ramirez whose culturally-significant and family friendly art work has been seen everywhere on public art projects, in children's books and in galleries throughout Southern California. This year's event is sponsored in part by the Walt Disney Company and Bank of America with support from Los Angeles County Supervisor, Gloria Molina, Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, Los Angeles County Libraries, Los Angeles County Internal Services Department, La Morenita, and Los Angeles County Metropolitan.