The New Brunswick Cultural Center is collaborating with New Brunswick Tomorrow and the Esperanza Neighborhood Project, along with the City Center, bringing the restaurants, retailers, and community together in a celebration on October 31st. Activities include music and vendors in War Memorial Park and at Monument Square Park and will feature a Día De Muertos alter that will offer an interactive component granting guests an opportunity to write the names of loved ones on a piece of paper and placing it in a basket on the alter. (using pre – packaged baggies).
War Memorial Park will host the EL Mercado Esperanza, 11am – 4pm. (food and non-food vendors will be in the park) and from 2pm – 5pm, guests are encouraged to stroll over to Monument Square Park on Livingston Avenue where tables will be set up outside multiple venues giving special treats away to attendees while enjoying a traditional dance performance by local Youth dance troupe, La Sagrada Familia, followed by a “Glow in the Dark in the Park” chalk art project, for all ages, creating art pieces in Monument Square Park from 5pm – 6:30pm. A friendly Halloween House will be hosted by CoLAB Arts.
Everyone attending is encouraged to enter the “Festival Foodie Giveaway contest” by tagging a participating restaurant
All CDC guidelines will be followed- masks and social distancing and low capacity where appropriate.