Mexican Independence Parade and Festival
These events are free and open to the public
Mexican Independence Parade Sunset Park
September 29th, 2019 at 11:30 am
Starting on 38th Street down 5th Avenue 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
September29th, 2019 at 12:30 pm
The pier at Brooklyn Army Terminal - 80 58th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220
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 seek to provide information on services available to the community members. We aim 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.
Benito Bravo, President
Claudia Galicia, Vice President
Fabiola Mendieta, Treasurer
Ivanova Aguilar, Secretary
Laura Xochitecatl, Member
Oscar Ramírez, Member
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Thank you to our Supporters
Casa Vieja Restaurant Frente Hispano - Local 79 Inc.
Rinconcito Familiar Mexican Cuisine
Desfile y Festival de la Independencia de Mexico is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and Council Member Carlos Menchaca. Acapulco Express Car Service, Azteca Express Car Service, Morenita Express Car Service, Tortas el EDEN.
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.