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A 'Lively' Celebration for the Whole Family on Oct. 5: Fort Lauderdale Historical Society’s Day of the Dead 'Ofrendas' Exhibit Opening & Events

Published on Sep 22, 2014 by Riverwalk Arts Entertainment District

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Arts and crafts, puppets, a Mariachi performance and more … sounds enlivening, right? Day of the Dead Family Day These activities and more will be featured at Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District partner Fort Lauderdale Historical Society’s free Day of the Dead “Ofrendas” exhibit opening/celebration on Sunday, Oct. 5.

What exactly is the Day of the Dead? It’s a Mexican holiday, observed around the world, honoring friends and family members who have died. The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society is making it a celebration in conjunction with the Oct. 5 opening of “Ofrendas,” an exhibit in partnership with local artist Jim Hammond, managing director/CEO of the Puppet Network.

The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society invites kids and adults alike to enjoy spirited activities on Oct. 5:

  • Family arts and crafts with giant puppets and various craft activities from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • “Godmother Death” performance by Simply Puppets at 11 a.m.
  • Opening welcome and Mariachi performance at 12 p.m.
  • Mask-making station
  • Opening of the New River Inn Museum of History’s official merchandise kiosk

The “Ofrendas” exhibit will remain open through Nov. 2, which marks Fort Lauderdale Historical Society’s highly anticipated Day of the Dead celebration including face painting, mask-making and other entertainment.

The invigorating events will take place at the New River Inn Museum of History, located at 231 SW 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

Who knew a celebration of the Day of the Dead could be so energizing? Come and join in the fun!

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