Dia De Los Muertos Party, A Voodoo Halloween, And A Kenyan Harambee

by Chiara Atik · November 3, 2010

Never is New York's cultural history more interesting than on a holiday. See a Mexican and voodoo take on Halloween in the photos below, and some Kenyan partying for good measure.

The Kageno Annual Harambee Gala

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Kageno, the organization that promotes community development in Rwanda and Kenya, held its 7th Annual Harambee Gala at Espace last week. (Harambee, by the way, is the official motto of Kenya, and means "a tradition of community self-help events.) The event included dinner, luxury auction run by Xan Serafin of Christie's, and a performance by Abena Koomsom of Broadway's FELA!

El Museo Del Barrio Gala

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The Young International Circle of the El Museo Del Barrio threw a "Dia De Los Muertos" themed party for this year's annual gala at Tribeca Rooftop. Guests at the event included Alexa Winner, Yaz Hernandez, Carlos Campos, Kipton Cronkite, and Melissa George.

Carolina Bittencourt Halloween Bash

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Lakay Pam founder Carolina Bittencourt threw a huge Voodoo Halloween party for her birthday at the former Buddha Bar last Saturday, and we were thoroughly impressed with the costumes. I Dream Of Jeanie, a very realistic Sweeney Todd, a fierce cavewoman, and, our personal favorite, Karl Lagerfeld!