Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Queens

Gradient Papel Picado cards set. Mexican paper decorations for party. Cut out compositions for paper garland. May 5, mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo.
Gradient Papel Picado cards set. Mexican paper decorations for party. Cut out compositions for paper garland. May 5, mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo.
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This weekend, thousands of people all over the world will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo, a holiday commemorating Mexico’s victory over the French Empire in the battle of Puebla in 1862.

As such, there will be numerous celebrations taking place all throughout Queens.

Here is a list of some of the activities you can do in celebration of Cinco de Mayo:

1. Viva El Cinco De Mayo in Flushing

Kupferberg Arts Center

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with your family at Viva El Cinco de Mayo a special celebration of the holiday at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts. There will be various live music and dance performances celebrating Mexican culture.
May 4, 2024 – 3 p.m. ($20)
Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing

2. Visit Cinco De Mayo in Bayside

There is no better restaurant to visit on Cinco de Mayo than this eatery called Cinco de Mayo all year round. Serving authentic Mexican cuisine since 2005.
Cinco de Mayo, 42-29 Bell Blvd., Bayside

3. Cinco De Mayo at The Newsroom in Long Island City

The Newsroom Instagram

Head over to the Newsroom for a special Cinco De Mayo-themed brunch. This also includes handcrafted cocktails and mimosas.
May 5, 2024 – 1 p.m. ($35)
The Newsroom, 11-01 43rd Ave., Long Island City

4. House of Glory – Cinco De Mayo in Jamaica

Poster for House of Glory Wrestling Match on Cinco De Mayo (Credit: House of Glory Wrestling)

Enjoy the spectacle of professional wrestling with the House of Glory wrestling league. This event includes the House of Glory Cruiserweight Championship match: KC Navarro vs. Laredo Kid.
May 5, 2024 – 9 p.m. (Purchase Options)
91-12 144th Pl., Jamaica

5. Cinco De Mayo Specials at Austin’s Forest Hills

Austine’s Ale House Facebook

Austin’s Ale House in Kew Gardens will offer a selection of specialty drinks in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Drinks include Corona bottles ($6), Hornitos Shots ($7), Spicy Margaritas ($8), and more.
May 4, 2024 and May 5, 2024 ($6-8)
Austin’s Ale House, 82-70 Austin St., Kew Gardens

6. Tequila Fete at the Rockaways

Photo: IG @nyxbarnyc

NYX Bar & Lounge will host a special “Spiral Sunday” to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. This is a special five-hour happy hour.
May 5, 2024 – 6 p.m. (Free Admission)
NYX Bar & Lounge, 116-04 Rockaway Blvd., Rockaway

7. Hookah and Tequila in Rosedale

Cheers Bar and Lounge (IG: @cravecheersnyc)

The Cheers Restaurant and Lounge is hosting a special hookah and tequila-themed party in celebration of Cinco De Mayo.
May 5, 2024 – 4 p.m. ($23.18)
Cheers Restaurant and Lounge, 144-14 243rd St., Rosedale