Mexican Independence Parade and Festival

Mexican Independence Parade and Festival

Ballet Folklórico Quetzalcoatl,

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders,

Lotería Performing Arts,


Vecinos de Sunset Park

invite you to the

Mexican Independence Parade and Festival

Sunset Park

These events are free and open to the public

Mexican Independence Parade Sunset Park

Sunday, September 9th, 2018 at 12 pm
Starting on 60th Street down 5th Avenue and ending at 43rd Street in Brooklyn

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

Mexican Independence Festival

Sunday, September 9th, 2018 at 2 pm
Sunset Park Between 5th and 6th Avenues at 40th Street in Brooklyn

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

About Mexican Independence

Festivities on the Independence of Mexico traditionally begin on September 15. Cities and towns across Mexico unite to remember the struggles for independence from the Spanish Empire. Just like in Mexico, the Mexican Diaspora across the world gathers at community centers, consulates, and embassies to celebrate El Grito, the cry for independence. It is an opportunity to celebrate cultural traditions and to observe a moment of silence to remember our independence heroes and their sacrifice. The El Grito de Delores is recited recalling the words Fr. Miguel Hidalgo uttered that night that define the struggle for independence.

El Grito de Dolores (Cry of Dolores) was the call to independence at the Church of Dolores in the small town of Dolores in Guanajuato, Mexico (official name of the town: Dolores Hidalgo Cradle of National Independence). The city of Dolores was a small town where Father Miguel Hidalgo uttered the famous cry for independence in the early hours of September 16, 1810. Miguel Hidalgo, the father of Mexican independence, was a Mexican Jesuit priest and one of the leaders of the War of Independence.

About the Mexican Independence Parade and Festival

The Mexican Independence 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 the Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl

The Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl led by Benito Bravo is one of the most popular Mexican folkloric ballets in Brooklyn, it has more than 16 years helping young people to form their cultural identity and strengthen their roots.

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

Mexican Independence Parade and Festival is supported, in part,  by AM1 Grocery Corporation, Isabelas Mexican Restaurant, Las Conchitas Bakery, Marías Bistro Mexicano, Puebla City Inc./Puebla Luxury, Rancho Grande Supermarket Corp, Restaurante Bar Thaur, and Tacos Tijuana.


Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.


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