Las mañanitas is a folk song that is traditionally sung on birthdays in Mexico and on Quincieras (Sweet 16s, actually 15s) in Colombia.
The miracle of her appearance took place on a hill in Mexico City that was sacred to the Aztecs, so she also represents the fusion of all our traditions.
The show is a series of performances sung and danced to an image of La Virgen de Guadalupe in front of the main altar. Many performers parade up the center aisle.
Arrive a half hour before the show to get the best seats. Seats nearest the stage are roped off, but open up after the first group of performers parades through. Stand up and move up with them.
The 2018 lineup includes: La Energia Norteña, Mariachi Tapatío de Alvaro Paulino, Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York, Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer, Mariachi Colonial, Marilyn Castilla, Ballet Folklórico de Poughkeepsie, Comparsa Guadalupana de Chinelos de Jose Peña and Danza de Tecuanes San Gabriel.
It promises to be a good show. This is one of our Mexican community’s most important celebrations in New York City.
The concert is produced by Casa Puebla New York (the New York house of Puebla, a community organization that represents one of NYC’s largest Mexican communities) and El Comite Guadalupano de la Arquidiócesis de Nueva York (the Guadalupe Committee of the Archdiocese of New York).