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El Museo Del Barrio's
Young International Circle
Día de los Muertos
(Day of the Dead)Party
Tribeca Rooftop
2 Desbrosses Street
October 28, 2010

Written by Wendy R. Williams
Photo Credit: Nick Hunt of
Patrick McMullen

Opposite Photo:
Bibhu Mohapatra, Melissa George, and
Miss Universe Ximena Navarratos



El Museo Del Barrio's Young International Circle's annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Halloween party has become one of the city's most lively (pun intended) events for New York City's Spaniards and everyone who is either as good looking as New York City's Spaniards or who likes to look at them with the hope that their glamour will rub off.

Miss Usa Rima Faki and Miss Universe Ximena Navarratos

The party is a visual feast with Dia de los Muertos themed entertainment and beautiful young people dressed in their Halloween best (more Mardi Gras than haunted house - no fake blood here). The Tribeca Rooftop was decorated in a Dia de los Muertos them and Mexican entertainers performed for the crowd. And there was dancing; this is a group that did not skip Cotillion.

Actress Melissa George and Bibhu Mohapatra

According to the press release from Jonathan Marder + Associates: "Día de los Muertos [is] the traditional Mexican celebration that honors loved ones that have passed away. Based on the belief of the continuation of life after death, the annual holiday commemorates the beginning of a new stage in life, often including altars displaying special food and flowers."

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Benefit Chairs were: Coromoto Atencio and Gabriel Rivera-Barraza; Vice Chairs include Ana Maria Celis, Ivonne Cohen, Rodner Figueroa, Alexandra Wilkis-Wilson, Whitney Wolfe, Lisa Yom, Carla Isabel Carstens, and Alex Carstens.

The Honorary Committee members included: designer Christian Cota, designer Carlos Campos, model Liliana Dominguez, Luisana Mendoza, Karla Martinez, designer Brian Reyes, Alexa Rodulfo, Fabiola Arias, Raul Melgoza, and Bibhu Mohapatra.

Guests Included; actress Melissa George, Fabiola Beracasa, Peter Davis, Miss USA Rima Fakih, Yaz and ValentineHernandez, Belen Hudson, designer Gemma Kahng, soccer star Rafa Marquez, artist Gabriel Orozo, Luisana Mendoza and Miss Universe Jimena Navarrete.

El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic and cultural landscape of the Caribbean and Latin America. The richness of Latino cultures is represented in the museum’s wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by performing arts events, cultural celebrations and educational programs. The dynamic artistic, cultural, and community gathering place, El Museo is a center of cultural pride on New York’s Museum Mile.

Carla Isabel Carstens and Rachele Testa Valentin and Yaz Hernandez

Lisa Yom, Coromoto Atencio, Liliana Dominguez and Gabriel Rivera-Barraza







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