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3 Ways to Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in New York

May 5 is CINCO DE MAYO.

When you study English in New York at the English Language Institute at Pace University, one of the many wonderful things to enjoy is the cultural diversity. There are many different communities, with their own culture, food, and traditions. One of the most popular holidays to celebrate is Mexico’s Cinco de Mayo (5th of May).

There are many fun ways to celebrate.


#1 Cinco de Mayo Parade

poster for Cinco de Mayo parade NYC 2018For a very traditional experience, head to the Cinco de Mayo Parade on Central Park West on Sunday, May 6. Between 12:00 and 5:00 there is a colorful parade put on by the Asociación Tepeyac de New York.

Visit their Facebook page for details.


#2 Cinco de Mayo Celebration at the Museum of the City of New York

Cinco de Mayo_Museum of City of New YorkIf you have young children or siblings, the Museum of the City of New York has a Cinco de Mayo celebration with family-friendly activities. It is on Saturday, May 5, 11:00am – 2:00pm and is free with Museum admission.

Visit their website for details.


#3 Go to a Mexican Restaurant

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in NYC by going to a great Mexican restaurantThe most popular way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo is to enjoy Mexican food and drink at a Mexican restaurant. There are hundreds of wonderful Mexican restaurants all around New York. Pick one, go with friends and enjoy great food!

Time Out has a list of some if you are looking for some suggestions.


Does this sound fun? Do you want to come to New York to study English and celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style? You can visit the ELI website, contact the ELI or apply here.