La Guelaguetza New York City

La Guelaguetza New York City


Sunday, July 26, 2020 • 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11106 (Map)

COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19, the festival will not be presented live as traditionally held. Guelaguetza is the action of giving and sharing. On Sunday, July 26, the BFMNY, Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without borders, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Connected Chef, and Astoria Mutual Aid Network, will be distributing food pantries to the community.

To receive your bag of food, you must register:
Registration deadline: July 24.

A registration code will be sent to you a few days before the event.

Facemasks and social distancing is required



La Guelaguetza, whose name comes from the indigenous Zapotec word “to give” or “to offer,” takes place in Oaxaca City, Mexico every summer and showcases the dances, music, and traditions of Oaxaca. Each region brings to the festival and its participants something “to give” which is representative of that region, including the much-loved “Dance of the Pineapple.”

About the BFMNY

Artistic Director: José Refugio González

The Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to sharing Mexican traditions and cultural heritage by showcasing regional dances with the New York community. The BFMNY has performed in world renowned halls in front of countless enthusiastic audiences throughout the northeast. BFMNY has filled great venues to full capacity such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Madison Square Garden. In addition, BFMNY is a proud supporter and performer for countless festivals and community events.