At 2:00PM, prior to the main event, join Iya Keturah and Ile Yemoja Achaba 6-6 at the corner of Greenmont Ave. and E. Oliver Street at the entrance of the Greenmont Cemetery for a special cemetery ceremony and drum-led procession to the Ancestral Celebration at Ynot Lot at 3PM!
Join us for a special Summer celebration of our ancestors and the traditions that unite us! Hosted by Yoruba Priestess Iya Keturah and West African Spiritual Community Ile Yemoja Achaba 6-6, 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 traditional Libation Ceremony, and learn about ancestral veneration practices across cultures, with altars, demo tables, and presentations by members of the Latin American, multicultural Jewish, and Indigenous communities, and more TBA!
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 tradition’s 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.Learn More