Cinco de Mayo

The big Mexican-American cultural celebration commemorates the victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862

La Boom

WOODSIDE, QUEENS ~ New York City’s most popular Latin night club
FRI Touring artists
SAT Tropical party
SUN Noches Mexicanas

Calpulli Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo

RED BANK, NEW JERSEY | Mon, May 6, 2019 | Mexican folk dance theatre | Calpulli tells the real story of why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Parade 2019

UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC | Sun, May 5, 2019 | Mexican parade | NYC’s Mexican parade celebrates the many cultures that are Mexico. CANCELLED BY RAIN

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Sunset Park

SUNSET PARK, BROOKLYN | Fri, May 3, 2019 | Mexican-American celebration | Join the NYC Parks community celebration of Mexican music, dance and crafts

Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican independence day. It actually commemorates the Mexican victory over superior French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It was a big deal because the French army was the world’s best at the time.

The victory also changed the course of U.S. history by blocking the French from entering the U.S. Civil War on the Confederate side.

In Mexico only the city of Puebla celebrates Cinco de Mayo. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo celebrations are centered around drinking and eating Mexican food. It is the most profitable day of the year for Mexican restaurants. It’s also a big day for bars in the United States because everybody wants to join the fun.

So have some fun because now you know what you are celebrating.

Past Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

Cinco de Mayo Parade 2018 celebrates Mexican culture

UPPER WEST SIDE NYC; Sun May 6, 2018; Mexican parade ~ Remember the Battle of Puebla and celebrate our Mexican-American heritage