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We Remember: A Community COVID Memorial

Presented by Naming the Lost Memorials and The Green-Wood Cemetery

June 8, 2021 , 6:00pm 9:00pm

Since May 2020, Naming the Lost Memorials, a small team of volunteer artists, activists, and folklorists, has been creating memorial sites in New York City to name and remember victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. The memorials consist of tens of thousands of nameplates with personalized drawings and photos. Collectively they create an overwhelming visual representation of the enormity of the loss. On June 8th, they will unveil We Remember: A Community Covid Memorial near Green-Wood’s Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street.

During this special ceremony, We Remember will be dedicated and activated by artists, religious leaders, and performers. We invite you to participate through song, movement, invocation, prayer, and a simple candle ritual allowing us to call out the names of the dead.

NOTE: Activities and dedication moved to the Historic Chapel due to rain.

child hangs a memorial
Naming The Lost Memorials Installation in Brooklyn. (Photo by Erik McGregor)

6-7pm:

Procession to Green-Wood – CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
Please meet instead at the Historic Chapel near the Main Entrance of the Cemetery at 25th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Drum call, poetry, and making of memorial name plates
Historic Chapel near Main Entrance (moved due to rain)

7-8pm:

Dedication and activation of the memorial
Historic Chapel near Main Entrance (moved due to rain)

8-9pm:

Music, placement of candles, and additional opportunities to create and add a nameplate to the memorial.

The memorial, which seeks to honor the nearly 600,000 people in the United States who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic, will remain active and on display through June 28th. Sections of the memorial are available for adding names from June 8th-28th.

There is no registration required to attend this event. This event will go on rain or shine; in case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Historic Chapel near Green-Wood’s Main Entrance.

Attendees are welcomed to bring blankets or chairs to sit on inside the Cemetery during the ceremony.

Una Ofrenda Comunitaria para los Fallecidos de Covid

Nombrando a los Desaparecidos y el Cementerio de Green-Wood le hacen una cordial invitación a unirse con nosotros en Recordamos: Una Ofrenda Comunitaria para los Fallecidos de Covid.

Veinte grupos comunitarios de la ciudad de Nueva York se están uniendo para crear una ofrenda en honor a los que perdimos por Covid-19. Únase a nosotros el 8 de Junio, mientras honramos a nuestros muertos a través de la música y la danza, crearemos y compartiremos un espacio para la reflexión así como podrán ayudarnos a terminar la ofrenda , que permanecerá durante el mes de junio.

ACTUACIONES Y OFRENDAS:

La Troupe Makandal, José Ortiz, Aeilushi Mistry, Winston “Jeggae” Hoppie, Rev. Katherine Salisbury, Mazarte & the Villalobos Brothers, Judith Berkson, Monica Hope & Kelvyn Bell, y Brooklyn Roots Lullaby Project.

LUGAR:

Cementerio de Green-Wood en Brooklyn, puerta principal de la 5ta Avenida y Calle 25.
Metro más cercano: Tren R hasta la calle 25.

DEDICACIÓN:

Naming The Lost Memorials Installation in Brooklyn. (Photo by Erik McGregor)

6-7pm:

reunión, toque de tambor, poesía, procesión.

7-8pm:

Ceremonia de Dedicación y Actuaciones de grupos invitados.

8-9pm:

Canciones de cuna y oportunidad de crear dibujos para agregar al altar.

ACCESIBILIDAD:

Nos reuniremos a las 6pm en la 5ta avenida y la calle 25 para iniciar la procesión. A las 7pm se llevara a cabo la ceremonia en el césped de la entrada principal del cementerio Green-Wood. Habrá sillas plegables disponibles, y aquellos que puedan sentarse en el césped están invitados a hacerlo. Los baños accesibles para sillas de ruedas se encuentran dentro del cementerio. Este evento se lleva a cabo al aire libre y seguiremos las recomendaciones de seguridad actuales de Covid-19. Por favor, si tiene alguna pregunta o requiere más información, contáctenos en namingthelostmemorials@gmail.com
Gracias!

Translation/ traducción:

Martha Zárate-Alvarez
Founder & Artistic Director
Mazarte Dance Company
646-785-7537
https://mazarte.org/
https://m.facebook.com/mazartedance/