Cinco de Mayo is upon us!
Often mistaken for Mexican Independence Day (which is September 16), May 5 is the day Central Americans commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
There will be lots of ways to celebrate the holiday today in and around Bensonhurst. Over in Sunset Park, NYC Parks will be hosting a family friendly celebration of Mexican culture with music, dance, and crafts at the Sunset Park Recreation Center (43rd Street at 7th Avenue), from 4pm – 7pm.
Meanwhile, here in the neighborhood, nearly every cantina (bar) and Mexican restaurant in town will be hosting festivities with margaritas, tortas, Mexican folk music, and more.
Here are a few of our favorite spots:
1504 86th Street
2101 East 15th Street
6720 14th Avenue
1474 86th Street
7201 16th Avenue
Feliz Cinco de Mayo to all of our Mexican neighbors!