A Celebration to Die For…

Come join this multi-cultural event to benefit the restoration of the historic Riverside Evergreen Memorial Cemetery with a celebration that highlights the funerary traditions of many cultures featuring music, dancing, costumed characters, food, face painting, ghost hunters, and more!  Wear a costume and add to the fun for you and your whole family!

The festivities at the Evergreen Cemetery (corner of 14th and Pine Streets) begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2008 and end at 8:30 p.m.  Admission is $10 per person or $25 per family (tickets can be purchased at the gate). 

There will be a live ‘New Orleans jazz funeral procession’ by the Day St. Dixielanders.  In New Orleans, funerals are an occasion to celebrate life, and death is not seen as a loss but as a release from this life.  Jazz was born in New Orleans, so it’s only fitting that the music is used in a commemoration of life.  Jazz funerals are often held for musicians and members of social and pleasure clubs.  You don’t have to go to New Orleans to experience a jazz funeral — come to the Riverside Evergreen Cemetery!

Watch the Ballet Folklorico de Riverside celebrate with Aztec dances, have your photo taken in a vintage coffin, enjoy having your face painted by Oasis Arts (former Disneyland face painters), listen to old English Dance Macabre, delight in the Hearse club collection and ghost tours by Full Tech Paranormal, and finally, feast on refreshments by Phood on Main (hip and creative food so delicious that it dances in your mouth).

Come join us for an evening of fun to benefit a great cause — the restoration of the historic Riverside Evergreen Memorial Cemetery!

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