Cinco de Mayo in White Plains, Yonkers
Cinco de Mayo festivities get started this weekend in White Plains and Yonkers. On Friday, Ballet Folklorico Espiritu de Mexico will perform regional folk dances, accompanied by Mariachi Solido de Mexico at the Westchester Arts Council’s Arts Exchange in White Plains. More details are here at westarts.com.
On Sunday is the tenth annual Alma de Mexico – Spirit of Mexico celebration in Yonkers, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Untermyer Park. On the bill are dance, music, a mole poblano cooking demo, and the Chinelos masked dancers of Yonkers “performing in the style of Tlayacapan, Morelos State, and depicting the invading â€˜Dragoonsâ€™ of Emperor Maximilian in the 1863 battle of Puebla.” Here’s a video preview.
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In New York City, the Mexican Parade will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday on 110th Street and Central Park West and will head south.