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Day of the Innocents 2018, Dance Response to Family Separations

  • East 106th Street & 5th Avenue New York, NY 10029 (map)

The Day of the Innocents recalls the massacre of children by Herod. We invoke this day as a response to the horrific separation of families at the borders of our nation. We call out for those vulnerable innocents to be protected and reunited with their families. 

Dancers will come together and dance in solidarity for families that have been torn apart. All are welcome to join in movement led by dancers or to simply bear witness by their presence. No dance experience necessary. 

Sponsored by:
East Harlem Holiday Tree
Omega Dance Company
Dennis Osorio, East Harlem Community Activist
Sandra Rivera, Zemi Dance Theater

2:30pm - Meet at the corner of East 106th Street and 5th Avenue. We will go into Central Park together to learn gestures and center ourselves to offer witness and seek pathways to action
3:00pm - Offer our gestures and presence

Optional RSVP to this Facebook event. For further details, email

Any 5th Avenue bus to 106th St. & 5th Ave.
6 train to 103rd St. stop, walk to 5th Ave. 

Image: Mural detail by artist Martin Travers