By Michael Shain
The Day of the Dead — the spooky folk festival celebrated in Mexico and much of Latin America at the same time Halloween is going on here — had to find a new home in Queens this year.
In recent years, the festival has been staged at Corona Plaza, under the elevated No. 7 station on Rooselvelt Avenue. But the plaza is undergoing a major renovation this winter and the festivities — sponsored by the Queens Museum — had to be moved to nearby Park of the Americas, a fitting spot for an afternoon of dance, music and food that included neighborhood groups from Ecuador and Columbia, as well as Mexico.
Here’s a taste of that day.