One of the best places in the country to celebrate Cinco de Mayo is New York, with plenty of fun events planned throughout the city. With Cinco de Mayo falling on a Monday this year, several of these events will take place on the preceding Saturday or Sunday.
Cinco de Mayo Parade
The Cinco de Mayo Parade is scheduled for May 4, and it will take place at Central Park between West 92nd and 106th Streets. This impressive celebration of Mexican culture will feature dancing and musical performances. Tasty Mexican food will be available as well, and celebrities are expected to make appearances.
Cinco de Mayo 5K
Those who want to experience this fun holiday weekend in a healthy way are encouraged to participate as a runner or walker in the Cinco de Mayo 5K. The Mexican Athletic Club of New York will play host to this event at the beautiful Prospect Park in Brooklyn. It starts at 11 a.m. on May 4. Its children’s races are especially popular.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Although there will be several Cinco de Mayo Fiestas taking place in New York on May 5 and throughout the preceding weekend, one of the most popular ones will be on East 116th Street between 2nd and Lexington Avenues. This fun event begins at 11 a.m. on May 3 and runs until 8 p.m. Beautiful costumes, dancers and mariachi bands will be featured.
Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl
Cinco de Mayo in NYC would not be complete without a pub crawl, and the official one provides participants with an opportunity to visit some of the East Village’s best bars on May 3 and 5. Another option would be to embark on your own pub crawl as plenty of the city’s bars will be celebrating this holiday.
Cinco de Mayo Cruise
Above All Cruises will offer a cruise from 6 to 10 p.m. on May 5. It will depart from Skyport Marina at 2430 FDR Drive, and adult beverages will be served. This is sure to offer a nice, classy evening of festivities.
All in all, NYC seems to be one of the better places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. So if you plan on going out, take our advice and hit up one of these 5 awesome Cinco de Mayo parties in NYC. And, as always, Flasks.com has just the right accessory to adorn your festival atire 🙂