El Grito: Mexico's Independence Day 2015

El Grito: Mexico's Independence Day 2015

El Grito: Mexico's Independence Day

Co-presented by  The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute and Masa

Friday, September 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm


6:00pm - Reception
7:00pm  - El Grito Ceremomy
7:30pm - Son Jarocho Performance
8:00pm - Live Mariachis

Church of the Intercession
550 W. 155th Street, New York, NY 10032
(Between Amsterdam Ave. and Broadway)

Free event and open to the public

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture without Borders, Masa and The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute cordially invite you to the celebration of El Grito to commemorate the 205th Anniversary of the Independence of Mexico.

 Wear your  best traditional outfit, or something
green, white, and red!

Space is limited. RSVP highly encouraged. 

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El Grito: Mexico's Independence Day

Festivities on the Independence of Mexico traditionally begin on September 15th. 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 our co-presenters


The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY seeks to boost enrollment of Mexican and Mexican-American students, foster research with and about Mexico and Mexicans in the United States, and collaborate with community-based organizations to support and empower the Mexican immigrant community in New York.

Masa promotes educational attainment, committed leadership and civic engagement among underserved students living in New York City, with a particular focus on those of Mexican descent.

How to get here


 1 to 157th St Station

 C to 155th St. Station


Bx6 to West 155th and Broadway  |  M3 to West 155th and St. Nicholas Ave  |  M4 and M5 to West 155th and Broadway  |  M100 and M101 to West 155th Amsterdam.

*Program subject to change

El Grito: Mexico's Independence Day is made possible by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and New York City Council Member Mark D. Levine.



Additional Support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature; and The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute.


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