Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival

Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival

05.07.2017

Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival

Sunset Park

The celebration will consist of three events: the street co-naming of a section of 5th Avenue as "Cinco de Mayo Place", the parade and the festival.

These events are free and open to the public, no rsvp required!

Street Co-naming “Cinco de Mayo Place”

What:

The ceremony will be presented by the City Council Member Carlos Menchaca with the special participation of the Mexican actress and singer Blanca Marroquín and Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl.

Where:

5th Avenue and 43rd Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

When:

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 4pm

Cinco de Mayo Parade Sunset Park

What:

The parade will feature the presence of New York City Councilmembers, Sunset Park leaders, Mexican folkloric dance companies, community bands and singers, as well as non-profit organizations.

Where:

Starting on 60th Street down 5th Avenue and ending at 43rd Street in Brooklyn

When:

Sunday, May 7th, 2017at 12pm

Cinco de Mayo Festival

What:

The festival will feature local artists, cultural groups. Non-profit organizations will be providing information on immigrants’ rights and other services.

When:

Sunset Park Between 5th and 6th Avenues at 40th Street in Brooklyn

Where:

Sunday, May 7th, 2017 at 2pm

About Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican armed forces in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 during the French invasion of Mexico (1861-1867). In the United States, this date has become a celebration of Mexican culture. The Cinco de Mayo symbolizes the unity of the Mexican community and today more than ever it is important to promote this unity.

About the Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival

The Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival fosters Mexican culture, promotes unity and it is a place to share our culture it with members of the neighborhood. At the same time the parade and festival seeks to provide information on services available to the community members. We seek to provide information to members of the community who may feel vulnerable in the current political and antagonistic climate. We hope this is an opportunity to highlight the richness of our culture and unite as one.

About Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders based in New York is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and promoting Mexican traditions.

About Vecinos Sunset Park

Vecoinos de Sunset Park are a group of immigrants seeking to promote union through culture.

 

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Thank you to our Supporters

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Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival is supported by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.

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Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival
Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NYC - 2017

Location



44 St. and 5 Ave., Brooklyn