Cinco De Mayo Festivities Near You! - Sound Shore Moms of Westchester

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!


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


Cinco Five Festival @ Mill River Park

May 5 from 3pm – 9pm
Stamford, CT
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.



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