Happening Now in NYC: Cinco de Mayo in the Shadow of Arizona’s Immigration Law

Kate Perkins May 5, 2010

This year, on the heels of protests and boycotts against Arizona’s new immigration law, Cinco de Mayo presents a special opportunity to celebrate Mexican history and culture. Today in the Bronx, the Bronx Culture Trolley will be cruising the borough decked out in festive traditional & contemporary Mexican regalia; and on Sunday, NYC’s annual Cinco de Mayo Parade will continue the celebrations at Central Park West (the parade starts at 11:00am at 106th St. and Central Park West, heading south to 96th St.). As ever, great parties, dancing, food and music abound to mark the day. But the backlash against the institutionalized racism of Arizona’s immigration law has been building across the country, and from the May 1 rallies to Cinco de Mayo demonstrations, there are opportunities to do more than just party. is co-sponsoring Esperanza del Barrio / Street Vendor Project at the Sixth Street Community Center, 638 East 6th Street between Ave B and C). For more information and to RSVP, contact or call 1-917-902-5396.

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