Join us for a special Winter celebration of our ancestors and the traditions that unite us! Hosted by Yoruba Priestess Iya Keturah and her Ile (West African Traditional Spiritual Community), this is a heartfelt family event where we all can uplift and celebrate our dearly departed. Enjoy song and dance from the West African tradition, including a special Community Ancestral Masquerade dance and traditional Libation Ceremony, and learn about ancestral veneration practices across cultures, with altars by the Artesanas and Iya Keturah’s Ile. Make a craft with Kerplunk!, our drop-in family art making workshop, and enjoy Día de los Muertos tamales and hot chocolate for sale by the Artesanas.
Be a part of the celebration by bringing a photo of a loved one who is no longer with us, along with flowers, candles, and beloved items to include on our Community Ancestor Table. Then, we will remember our ancestors through a ceremony led by Iya Keturah and share stories of loved ones in our Elder Storytelling Circle. Come and learn about different spiritual traditions’ approach to remembering, revering and celebrating those who have passed on, and share your own tradition as well! All are welcome, regardless of tradition, age or background.