Celebrate Mexico Now Festival 2022 is New York City’s festival of contemporary Mexican culture. The festival is produced by CN Management, one of NYC’s top Mexican American programmers. It has presented over 300 Mexican artists in NYC’s leading cultural venues.
Mexico has such great historic traditions that it is easy to miss what is happening there now. Many have reported that Mexico City culture is even more progressive than New York City culture. It’s young and the future belongs to the young.
Mexico is important because we are neighbors with a long, complicated familial relationship. New York City has had a Caribbean focus since at least the 1940s, but most Latins in the United States are Mexican Americans. The Mexican American community used to be regionalized in the Southwest, but is now everywhere. We are the second largest Spanish-speaking country after Mexico. Two-thirds of what became the United States was once Mexico.
We are forecast to become NYC’s largest Latin community. You can already see the change in NYC’s traditional Latin communities.
19th Celebrate México Now 2022
The 19th Celebrate México Now 2022 festival is at multiple New York City venues in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, November 14-27, 2022. 🇲🇽
“Prayers for the Stolen” with author Jennifer Clement features the former president of PEN Mexico (the international writer’s association) talking with Mexican journalist Naief Yehya about abductions of young women in Mexico, at the Center for Fiction in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, Monday, November 14, 2022 at 6pm. Free but space is limited. RSVP at mexiconowfestival.org 🇲🇽
Contemporary Mexican Photography with Martha Naranjo Sandoval, is a conversation with the Brooklyn Mexican photographer who plays with stillness and motion, and the cultural meaning embedded in images, at the Baxter St Camera Club of New York in Manhattan’s Little Italy, Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 6pm. Free, but space is limited. RSVP at mexiconowfestival.org 🇲🇽
Quetzalcóatl: Aztec Tales, Legends, and Music has Mexican storyteller Valentina Ortiz and Los Mariachi Angeles de New York telling the traditions of Central Mexico, one of the world’s great ancient cultural complexes, at the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center in Washington Heights, Manhattan, on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 3pm. Free with RSVP. mexiconowfestival.org 🇲🇽
Let me tell you… all lies with Carlos A. Cruz Velázquez / colectivodoszeta is a duo of live projection performance art by the New York Mexican artist and friends at Pangea Mediterranean restaurant in Manhattan’s East Village on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 9:30pm. From $20. mexiconowfestival.org 🇲🇽
¡Viva la Revolución, Viva la Masa! with Sobre Masa, is a three-course Oaxacan meal by Zack & Diana Wangeman of Sobre Masa, a tortilla factory, Mexican grocer, coffee-shop, taqueria in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 4pm. $65. mexiconowfestival.org 🇲🇽
If you ever traveled in Mexico, you know to find the tortilla factory in the morning when the tortillas are coming out of the oven fresh, hot and tasty.
Mexamorphosis is a celebration of Mexico’s incredible musical diversity including Regional Mexican, European classical influences and folk traditions of Ibera and West Africa, by Mexican chamber music group Mexamorphosis, at Americas Society in Manhattan’s Upper East Side on Monday, November 21, 2022 at 7pm. mexiconowfestival.org 🇲🇽
Los Guardianes del Maíz (The Keepers of Corn) is a festival closing cocktail reception and screening of the documentary by Gustavo Vazquez about the community leaders, scientists and chefs who manage and protect the genetic diversity of corn, the staple food of Mexico and America, at La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 6pm. Free with RSVP mexiconowfestival.org 🇲🇽
What We Leave Behind by Iliana Sosa is a loving, family portrait of a grandfather’s efforts to build a life for his family on both sides of the border, at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 6pm. $15. mexiconowfestival.org 🇲🇽