Cinco de Mayo in NYC

April 26, 2023 Jessica Stewart

If you need an ultimate guide to all things Cinco de Mayo in New York City, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve curated a host of exciting activities, from big party celebrations to cultural festivities. Gather your friends, work colleagues, and family, and mark your calendars for Cinco de May, New York style!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Friday, May 5th

There will be Cinco de Mayo festivities across all five boroughs. From incredible Mexican fare to high-energy parties, explore them all! Find Cinco de Mayo specials, live music, and celebratory parties wherever you go.

Cinco De Mayo Party

Alma, 187 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY

Viva El Cinco De Mayo: Festival Del Son

Colden Auditorium, Reeves Ave, Queens, NY

Cinco de Mayo Day Party at Hudson Terrace

New York, NY

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Roof at Park South, 125 E 27th St, New York, NY

Friday CINCO de MAYO

Rosa's At Park, 2568 Park Ave, Bronx, NY

Cinco de Mayo at Haab Taqueria

Park Slope, New York

Cinco de Mayo, Magic Hour Rooftop Bar

8th floor of the Moxy Times Square Hotel

Dos Caminos Mexican Restaurant

Soho, New York

Special Cinco de Mayo offer at Rooftop Reds

299 Sands Street, Building 275, Brooklyn, NY

SALSA on the HUDSON - CINCO de MAYO Cruise Party


About Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a widely celebrated Mexican holiday that commemorates a historic battle. It was May 5th, 1862, when the Mexican army stood victorious over France at the Battle of Puebla. This holiday is sometimes called the Battle of Puebla Day. And nationwide, people enjoy celebrating this Mexican holiday with parades, costumes, festivals, parties, and amazing cultural fare. 

Enjoy these fun facts about Cinco de Mayo!

  • Mexican citizens don't call it "Cinco de Mayo." The official Mexican holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla, which translated means "The Day of the Battle of Puebla."
  • The battle itself was pretty incredible. The Mexican army only had 2000 soldiers, all worn out and carrying outdated weapons. Yet they still defeated the French army of 6000.
  • The first Cinco de Mayo celebration took place in California just a few weeks after the battle, where Latinos and Californians celebrated with parades and parties to commemorate the valiant Mexican army's victory.

If you’re in New York City and looking for something fun and festive to do for Cinco de Mayo, check out these celebrations and specials. Delicious tacos, refreshing margaritas, and all the vibes of Mexican culture await across all five boroughs on this fabulous Friday!

And remember, whatever events you’re planning in NYC, let EMRG Media be your ultimate event planning guide. We can elevate any event to be an over-the-top, thrilling experience! 

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