Día de los Muertos celebration and food drive set for Nov. 1

Posted10/21/2020 12:04 AM

Celebrate the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with the McAninch Arts Center with a drive-by ofrendas and music by the acclaimed Mariachi Monumental de México and a drop-off food collection to benefit Immigrant Solidarity DuPage.

It will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at Camera Park, 101 E. Fullerton Ave. in Glendale Heights.


Participants are invited to drive by Camera Park and pay their respects as they view two ofrendas -- altars consisting of offerings made to welcome those who have passed -- dedicated to Frida Kahlo and the victims of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Upon arrival at the park, guests will be greeted with traditional mariachi music by Chicago's own Mariachi Monumental de México and directed to the ofrendas, as well as locations where they can drop off their donation items. Everyone donating a non-perishable food item will receive tasty candy treats.

Suggested non-perishable food items include rice, dry beans, bread, tortillas, eggs, potatoes, salt, flour, masa, pasta, cereal, canned tomatoes, oil, canned soup, sugar, onions, garlic, and mac & cheese. Participants are also encouraged to donate diapers and baby wipes for the Latino community in DuPage county. All donations will be hand-delivered by volunteers from the MAC and Immigrant Solidarity DuPage directly following the event.

For information, visit www.atthemac.org or or www.facebook.com/AtTheMAC.