Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.’s invites the public to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. on Crescent Avenue, between 187th Street and Belmont Avenue.
Events include live mariachi, face painter, clown, free refreshments, free bike raffle, all day giveaways, and more. This is a free event.
For more information, please call Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.’s office at 718-590-3500.
Cinco de Mayo is a holiday celebrating the victory of the outnumbered Mexicans over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. The French had not lost a battle in the preceeding 50 years, and they outnumbered the Mexican defenders nearly 2-to-1. The unlikely Mexican victory at Puebla represented a moment of national pride for the young country.
Today, Cinco de Mayo symbolizes the unique identity Mexican celebrate in both Mexico and the United States. The holiday is a testament to independence, self-government and the cultural traditions Mexicans and Mexican-Americans hold dear.