It is said the veil between the living and dead is growing and that spirits freely roam the earth one day each year: Halloween. How did these ancient beliefs develop into modern customs of trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, and wearing costumes? In this class, we’ll explore the origins of this spooky holiday and the various cultural traditions that weave together into our present-day celebrations of Halloween.
Please note: Each ticket includes one happy hour drink, or a non-alcoholic drink, of your choice. Students will also receive 10% off dinner at Nox the day of class. Drinks and mingling will take place from 6:30pm-7:00pm, and the class itself will run from 7:00pm-8:00pm.
This class is appropriate for ages 16+.
This class will take place at Nox Cocktail Lounge, located at 302 Goodman St N., Rochester NY, 14607.
About the teacher:
Maya Rook is a historian, artist, and writer living in Rochester, NY. She holds an MA in American History from the University at Albany and seeks to better understand the human mind and heart through the practice of history. As a college instructor and public speaker, Maya strives to blend critical insight with humor and empathy in her investigations of the past.
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