Release: November 2, 2011
Dia de los Muertos at Habitot Children’s Museum
(Berkeley, CA) November 2, 2011
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican holiday that honors and celebrates the spirit of deceased loved ones. Enrique Martinez will demonstrate the art of papel picado from 10:00 am to noon. Listen to traditional Mexican music performed in English and Spanish by Edgardo Cambon and Jose Roberto Hernandez with the La Ti Do Duet from 11:15 am -12:00 pm. Create your own colorful papel picado and paper marigolds in Habitot's Art Studio. Decorate sugar skulls from 10:30 am - 11:30 am and taste horchata donated from Cancun Taqueria at 12:00 pm.
Since opening in 1998, Habitot Children’s Museum has been recognized as the “best museum for families” by Bay Area Parent Magazine readers and as a “five star destination” by the Lila Guide, along with numerous other accolades for its educational programs and community outreach. In 2010, Habitot was designated a “Top Non-profit” by GreatNonprofits, a leading provider of reviews and ratings of nonprofit organizations.
In 2009, Habitot was named “Best of the Gay Bay.” In 2008, Habitot was named the Parent’s Pick Winner of Best Museum for Little Kids in the San Francisco Bay Area at Nickelodeon’s www.parentsconnect.com. In addition, Habitot’s founder, Gina Moreland, has been honored for her years of public service with a Bay Area “Jefferson Award”, as well as with a 2006 proclamation from the City of Berkeley as “Early Childhood Champion of the Year.” In December 2009, Habitot was awarded continuation of a First 5 grant from Alameda County for its targeted parent education programs that serve special needs families, LGBTQ families, teen parent families, caregivers and homeless families. 86% of these participants polled in 2009 felt that the services made a significant difference for their family. For more information please visit http://www.habitot.org.
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