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Historical Hallowe’en Party

Historical Hallowe’en Party

October 31, 2023, 4:00 pm6:00 pm

New-York Historical Society

70 Central Park West at 77th Street

New York NY

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🎟 $20

Suggested Ages: All

Join hands-on games, spooky and silly stories, historical Hallowe’en crafts, and buckets of candy. Play Hallowe’en bingo, read jack-o’-lantern stories, craft costume accessories, and more.

Learn more about this Victorian tradition of mourning jewelry, sentimental keepsakes that included some unusual design elements, like real human hair. Make a piece of mourning jewelry (with fake hair) to take home. Discover the many ways clothing and accessories were used to show remembrance. Historical interpreters will share the meaning of their outfits, from widow’s caps and pins, to dress colors.

Create a special offering to place on the communal ofrenda (altar) in honor of Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead).

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