HalloWheaton: Remembering Our Ancestors
Saturday, October 29, 2022
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
This event is rain or shine, scare-free, & family-friendly!
Remembering Our Ancestors
By remembering our ancestors, we link ages, generations, and memories of the past with expectations for the future. Honoring our ancestors is a way of expressing gratitude for the wisdom they passed on to us and recognizing our responsibilities to our posterity. Our generation is the vessel containing past experiences and future promises while celebrating the cycle of life through ritual, arts, music, and dance. This link is most prominently expressed in Latin America during Day of the Dead celebrations.
Outdoor Grand Entry
12 p.m. to 12:20 p.m.
– Danza Tecuanis, Mask dance
Inside the Event Center
12:30 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
– Ritual Opening with Ubaldo Sánchez & Julia García
12:45 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
– Colombian Ayelén Dance, El Dorado Dance
1:00 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.
– Maya AWAL Dance Group, Kite Dance
1:10 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Danza Tecuanis, The Death of the Jaguar Dance
1:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
– Edilia & Gerardo, Argentine Tango Demo
1:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
– Maya AWAL Dance Group, Deer Dance
2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
– GRUFOLPAWA Panamanian Music & Dance Group, Tamborito, Congo de Colón, Ay Juan Dances
2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
– AWAL Maya Dance Group, Weavers’ Dance
2:30 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.
– Edilia & Gerardo, Argentine Tango Class
2:55 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.
– GRUFOLPAWA Panamanian Music & Dance Group, Danzón Cumbia, Viva Panamá Dances
3:10 p.m. to 4 p.m.
– Viva Vallenato Cumbia Band with Colombian Ayelén Dance, Bullerengue Dance, Cumbia Sampuesana/Cumbia Cienaguera Medley and Finale: Cumbia dance party for the audience
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
– Voices of Garifuna, storytelling & stilt walking training at the Museum of American Glass
2:20 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
– Voices of Garifuna, stilt walking at the front gate
Displays & Demonstrations
View unique displays & hands-on demonstrations of folk & traditional arts, including:
Arisbet Mota, La Catrina Face Painting
Armando Sosa, Guatemalan Weaving
Colombian CDC, Colombian Dolls & Processing of Gold
Cutarras, and Dance Costumes
Dendê Macêdo, Brazilian Musical Instruments
Doris Nogueira-Rogers, Multimedia Arts
Elva Navarro Acharte, Peruvian Fiber Arts
GRUFOLPAWA, Panamanian Molas, Sombreros,
Julia García, Bolivian “Day of the Dead” Mesa
Julia Sánchez & Angélica López, Guatemalan Weaving
Luz Reyes, Mexican Paper Flowers
Rafael Jiménez López, Mexican masks
Ubaldo A Sánchez, Guatemalan Kites
Family Art Activities
Day of the Dead Face Masks: Celebrate the Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) by decorating a mask. During the traditional celebration, people often wear elaborately decorated masks to honor a passed loved one.
Craft Stick Spider Webs: Create a spider web using craft sticks and yarn. Using craft sticks, young artists will create the base of their spider’s web. Then, they will spin a web using yarn.
Fused Glass Magnet or Pendant: Make-Your-Own Fused Glass Magnets and Pendants inside the Education Studio! $10 each. These fun fused glass projects are available for ages 5 & up (with parental assistance). Projects are fired and can be picked up or shipped (for a fee) in 7 to 10 business days.
This event is scare-free and family-friendly. Admission to HalloWheaton is FREE, part of the “WheatonArts Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!“ program. This event includes access to the Museum of American Glass, Down Jersey Folklife Center, Artist Studios, and Museum Stores.
Remembering Our Ancestors programming is provided by the Down Jersey Folklife Center, a co-sponsored project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and WheatonArts, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.