Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the Franco-Mexican War. A surprisingly minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has become a popular celebration of Mexican culture and heritage!
Read on to find all the Cinco de Mayo action near you!
WITH KIDS ↓
Cinco de Mayo Celebration Craft
May 3 from 11am – 11:30am
West Harrison Library
Create your own Maracas to take home! Dance to the rhythm of your own instruments while listening to traditional Spanish music for kids. Free, ages 2-7.
Cinco de Mayo Painting with Live Music!
May 5 from 3pm – 5pm
Pinot’s Palette, Mamaroneck NY
Your kids can be a maestro with the paintbrush and a master with the maracas! The interactive music program “Rock Your World” features multicultural music by Armelle – and a fun and easy Cinco de Mayo painting. All ages. $35.
White Plains Cinco de Mayo
May 5 from 2pm – 5pm
Court Street at Main Street
The White Plains Cinco de Mayo is an outdoor event, free to public of all ages*. There will be Mexican beer, a craft table, a 7ft piñata from the Galleria White Plains and live entertainment all day long. Authentic Mexican food will be available from Sundance Kitchen and Cantina. Rain or shine!
Exciting performances by:
Mariachi Sol Mixteco
Ballet del Refugio
Larger Than Life
ADULTS ONLY ↓
Cinco Five Festival @ Mill River Park
May 5 from 3pm – 9pm
The first annual Cinco De Mayo party is coming to Stamford! Outdoors and under a massive 14,000 sq foot tent, celebrate this holiday and Spring in a big way, outside in the park.
Drink: Corona, Modelo, Sangria & Margaritas.
Eat: Featuring the areas tastiest Food Trucks: Jefes Taco’s, Crazy Taco Mex, MOC eatery, Pito Sofrito, Mamas Food Truck, Acuario and more.
Dance: Featuring a live performance by Freestyle music icon TKA/K7, plus the Heavy Hitter DJ Fatfingaz, DJ Studderz and more, hosted by The Bad Boy Richie Rich.
21+ event. Tickets available here.
Viva Mexico @ the Hive Living Room & Bar
May 5 from 5pm – 11pm
West Harrison, NY
Debuting amazing drink and meal specials, live music, trivia and fun! Adults only
Cinco de Mayo is not all about margaritas and dancing; it’s also a time for authentic mexican fare ! We suggest heading to the following restaurants:
Taco Shack, Port Chester NY
27 N. Main St. – Fresh, seasonal ingredients are the focus of the food at the newly opened Taco Shack where tacos are served on six-inch corn tortillas and come in chicken, pork, beef and vegetable varieties.
PopoJito, Scarsdale NY
46 Christie Place – Tacos come with an assortment of sides at this gluten-free newcomer where you’ll find a lobster roll taco, braised beef and and slow braised Hemlock Hill lamb shoulder among the options. Come Cinco de Mayo, glasses of wine, beer and sangria will be $4.
Mariachi Mexico, Armonk NY
405 Main St. – Forget the mariachi band: You’ll hear sweet music in the fare at Armonk’s Mariachi Mexico, which features specials like steak burritos, enchiladas mole, and a great variety of tacos all made with locally sourced ingredients. Cool off with $7 frozen margaritas and $5 Mexican beers on their awesome herb-garden patio.