Mexican NYC is all over, but especially in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Mexican-Americans are the largest Latin community in the United States, and are projected to soon become New York City’s largest Latin community.
Music in New York City is very Caribbean, but Regional Mexican is America’s most popular Latin music.
It’s hard to distinguish between Mexicans of Mexico and Mexican Americans. About two-thirds of our country was New Spain or Mexico before it was the United States. The border kept moving over our heads and we kept moving back and forth across the border.
New York City’s main Mexican celebrations are Cinco de Mayo, the Celebrate Mexico Now Festival, Day of the Dead, and Our Lady of Guadalupe.
UNIVISION | Thursday, November 19, 2020 🇦🇷 🇧🇷 🇨🇴 🇨🇺 🇩🇴 🇯🇲 🇲🇽 🇵🇷 🇪🇸 🇹🇹 🇺🇾
FILMLINC.ORG | November 13-26, 2020 🇦🇷 🇨🇱 🇲🇽
Monday, December 21, 2020 MEXICO CITY, Mexico Aztecs honor their national god Huitzilopochtli the sun god, on the winter solstice
Mexican Festivals in NYC
New York City’s big Mexican celebrations are Cinco de Mayo, the Celebrate Mexico Now Festival, Day of the Dead, and the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Saturday-Monday, October 31 – November 2, 2020
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 PUEBLA, Mexico & United States – The main Mexican-American festival commemorates the defeat of a much stronger French Army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
Thursday, September 16, 2021 MEXICO CITY, Mexico 🇲🇽 DOLORES HIDALGO, Mexico September 16, 1810 ¡Viva México!
Fri-Sun, October 25-27, 2019 EAST VILLAGE, NYC ~ Day of the Dead altar building, Mexican Marketplace, live music and Indigenous Aztec ceremony at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-bowery
Mon-Sun, October 7-13, 2019 NEW YORK CITY ~ A festival of contemporary Mexican art, dance, film, literature, music and food curated by New York City’s leading producer of world-class Mexican culture
UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC | Sun, May 5, 2019 | Mexican parade | NYC’s Mexican parade celebrates the many cultures that are Mexico. CANCELLED BY RAIN
Mexican New York City
Mexican food has become American food of the United States. There is a statue of Mexican founding father Benito Juárez in Bryant Park. An Olmec head on the Lehman College campus brings Mexican culture right into The Bronx. Mexican Americans from Pueblo are one of NYC’s largest Mexican communities.
Monday-Saturday MURRAY HILL, NYC
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC Mexican restaurant with dancing to live salsa bands on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and some Thursdays too.
CHELSEA, NYC ~ A popular state-of-the-art movie theater owned by Mexican theater chain Cinépolis
WOODSIDE, Queens FRIDAY Touring artists SATURDAY Tropical party SUNDAY Mexican night – Popular Latin night club with regional mexican, reggaeton, bachata, salsa, cumbia and vallenato dancing.
1 Knickerbocker Ave at Johnson Street Bushwick, Brooklyn Closed on Mondays
WEST VILLAGE, NYC ~ New York’s oldest Spanish-language parish has daily masses in Spanish & English. That stretch of 14th St was once NYC’s “Little Spain.”
Mexican New Yorkers
Mexican New Yorkers are one of NYC’s five largest Latin communities. We are projected to become NYC’s biggest Latin community soon.
Thursday, August 26, 2021 – Mexico City, Mexico August 26, 1971
March 12, 2020 CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE DUMBO Archway: DUMBO, Brooklyn FREE
Valentine’s Day Friday, February 14, 2020 CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE FLUSHING TOWN HALL Flushing, Queens This great Latin Alternative, Mexican-American border band, from Brooklyn of course, is going to make everybody get up and dance. -Sponsored byCarnegie Hall
Contemporary ballet with Mexican folkloric styling. -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
New York City’s leading Mexican folkloric dance organization has a touring company, a dance school and does arts in education programs. This company is so good, they should be on Broadway. -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
LINCOLN SQUARE; Fri-Sat, Apr 5-6, 2019; Mexican-American modern dance theatre ~ One of New York’s great Mexican-American choreographers
One of the pioneers of Modern Dance in New York was Mexico-born José Limón. Limón ‘Missa Brevis’ 60th Anniversary, Connor ‘The Body is a House Without Walls’ and Limón’s ‘The Unsung.’ Joyce Theater Chelsea, Manhattan Tuesday – Sunday May 8 – 13, 2018
DISTRICT 38: Bay Ridge, Greenwood Heights, Red Hook, Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace Elected 2013 & 2017 Term limited
April 7, 2017 ~ Barclays Center Prospect Heights, Brooklyn ~ Watch the Mexican – American folk singer get inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
2017 Whitney Biennial Greenwich Village March 17 – June 11, 2017
Saturday, February 6, 2016 EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO East Harlem, NYC New York’s Mexican Mayan circus theater tells the story of “Wacah Chan,” the Mayan snake with two faces -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
The Mexican World
We are the largest Latin community in the United States. It is difficult to define Mexican and Mexican-American. Where do you draw the line? There an old saying that, “we didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us.”
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 🇲🇽
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 – YUMA, Arizona ~ The great Mexican-American union and civil rights leader was born on March 31, 1927
Monday, February 15, 2021 MONTERREY, Nuevo León, México February 15, 1969
Saturday, April 17, 2021 SAN JOAQUÍN FLORES, Costa Rica April 17, 1919.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 VICTORIA DE DURANGO, Durango Mexico ~ August 3, 1904
Sunday, August 8, 2021 ANENECUILCO, Morelos, Mexico August 8, 1879
March 12, 2020 PURCHASE COLLEGE Purchase, New York
Saturday, March 14, 2020 PURCHASE COLLEGE Purchase, New York
Friday, March 20, 2020 PURCHASE COLLEGE Purchase, New York
Sunday, March 21, 2021 – SAN PABLO GUELATAO, Oaxaca, March 21, 1806
Sunday, January 26, 2020 62nd GRAMMY AWARDS Los Angeles, California The Mexican rumba flamenco duo’s “Mettavolution” won Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Saturday, October 5, 2019 CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE BROOKLYN MUSEUM: Prospect Park, Brooklyn FREE -Sponsored byCarnegie Hall
March 28 – May 18, 2019 THROCKMORTON FINE ART Midtown East, NYC
September 21 – November 10, 2018 THROCKMORTON FINE ART Midtown East, NYC
‘Semiramide’ Metropolitan Opera House Lincoln Center February 19 – March 17, 2018
Madison Square Garden The Theater Chelsea, Manhattan Sunday, October 29, 2017
Zaira Meneses, Mexico’s “First Lady of the classical guitar” is guest soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall, Thu, Dec. 8, 2016 at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 30, 2016 MADISON SQUARE GARDEN Chelsea, NYC
November 14, 2013 – Jan 11, 2014 THROCKMORTON FINE ART Midtown East, NYC
Mexican culture is a blend of many different peoples. It’s a big country with a largely Indigenous culture and a rich heritage of Aztec, Maya, Olmec and many other Indigenous groups. And they are not historic cultures. They are still very much alive.
The country has a Spanish colonial influence from 1521 to 1821. Veracruz, the eastern gateway to Mexico City, has Caribbean culture. Mexico has a Germanic influence from settlers who tore off Texas. Banda come from polka.
Mexico has African culture too. The founding families of Los Angeles, California (1781) where Spanish (Mexico was still New Spain). But most of them weren’t Indigenous or Hispanic like you would expect. They were Afro-Mexicans.
There is a French influence too.
A lot of Mexican culture has become American culture. For example, Mexican food is now an American food.
As the country with the largest Spanish-speaking population, Mexico, not Spain, is the global center of culture in Spanish. The country with the second largest Spanish-speaking population is us, the United States.
Wednesday, December 16-24, 2020 🇲🇽
Sat-Mon, Oct 31-Nov 2, 2020 DAY OF THE DEAD
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
October 31 – November 2 ~ Mexican Marigolds are a Central American flower with healing powers that attract spirits to visit their families on the Day of the Dead
Sat-Mon, October 31 – Nov 2, 2020 DAY OF THE DEAD
October 31 ~ We build home altars to invite family souls to visit us on the Day of the Holy Innocents (November 1) and the Day of the Dead (November 2)
Saturday, July 24, 2021 UNITED STATES
June 11, 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020 – Enjoy the classic Mexican cocktail of tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and salt
Mexican Mariachi is a form of festive ranchera music played by bands and orchestras in fancy charro (gentleman cowboy) outfits.
June 28 – September 15, 2018 THROCKMORTON FINE ART Midtown East, NYC
September 21 – December 2, 2017 THROCKMORTON FINE ART Midtown East, NYC
April 27 – June 24, 2017 THROCKMORTON FINE ART Midtown East, NYC
Mexico is a big country. It has long Atlantic and Pacific Coasts. It has great deserts in the north and tropical rainforests in the south.
Friday, October 1, 2021 🇪🇹 | 🇧🇷 🇨🇴 🇭🇳 🇺🇬 🇲🇽 🇬🇹
Saturday, October 30, 2021 🇲🇽
(Thank you in Nahuatl, the Aztec/Mexica language)