Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders
and the CUNY Mexican Studies Institute
invite you to
A TRADITIONAL MEXICAN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Sunday, December 2, 2018 • 12 pm
Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
558 59th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11220
Free and open to the public
Get into the holiday spirit a la mexicana. Join us for our annual presentation of Posadas, a holiday celebration promoting the popular traditions of the Mexican community of New York, featuring, traditional music and workshops. The event culminates in a party with the breaking of candy-filled piñatas.
12:00 pm - Workshops:
- Mini Piñatas, Tsikuri, Cuitlaxochitl (Christmas Star)
- Danza de los Tecuanes Ahuehuetitla 5 de Mayo
- Ballet de Quetzalcoatl
- Mexicanos Unidos
- Danza de Xochipitzahuatl
- Danza de las Moras de San Pedro Benito Juárez Atlixco Puebla
2:00 pm - Posada
- Posada singing procession
- Breaking of Piñatas
3:00 – Cultural Festival
- Felipe Bravo
- La Nueva Dosis
- Tere Luna
- Danza de las Moras de San Pedro Benito Juárez
- Dúo Sentimiento
- Certificates to Small businesses
- Pasión Juvenil
- Grupo Coherencia
- Carnaval de Tlaxcala
- Danza de Tecuanes de San Juan Bautista
POSADAS are popular Mexican celebrations dating back to the colonial period. Posada -- literally meaning ‘lodging’-- commemorates the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Traditionally, these festivities take place in private homes over nine nights, culminating with the most important Posada on Christmas Eve.
The folk dances presented represent different regions where members of the Mexica community that live in New York come from.
How to Get There:
N, R to 59th St. Station
B63 to 5 Ave/60 St in Sunset Park
B9 to 60th St/5th Ave in Sunset Park
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Thank you to our community partners:
Ballet Folklórico Quetzalcoatl
Vecinos de Sunset Park
Thank You To Our funders
Posadas is funded, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature; and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Additional support provided by the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.