El Grito: Mexico's Independence Day

El Grito: Mexico's Independence Day

09.12.2014
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders

El Grito: Mexico's Independence Day

Presided by Ambassador Sandra Fuentes-Berain
Consul General of Mexico in New York

Friday, September 12, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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

 Light refreshments will be served!

Free event and open to the public

Dress in your best traditional outfit, or wear something
green, white, or red!

Eventbrite - El Grito: Mexico's Independence Day

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture without Borders invites you to the celebration of El Grito to commemorate the 204th Anniversary of the Independence of Mexico.

The ceremony will follow special presentations by El Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de New York and the Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino.

This event is co-sponsored by Casa México, Casa Puebla, Centro Cívico Cultural Dominicano, Community Board 9, CUNY Mexican Studies Institute, Church of the Intercession, Harlem One Stop, Hispanic Society of America, La Fuente NYCPP, MASA, P.A.' A.L.A.N.T.E Harlem, Riverside Edgecombe Neighborhood Association (RENA).

El Grito: Mexico's Independence Day

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. 

How to get here

 Trains:

 1 to 157th St Station

 C to 155th St. Station

 Buses:

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

 

El Grito: Mexico's Independence Day is made possible through the generous support of Emblem Health and the Harlem Community Development Corporation. Additional in-kind support provided by Mexican Festival Restaurant.

     HCDC     

 

 

Support to Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders is provided in part by, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

          NYSCA

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