Cinco de Mayo in Flushing Meadows:
Cinco de Mayo takes over Flushing Meadows, the biggest park in Queens, this May 5 to celebrate Mexican victory over the French. Expect plenty of Mexican food, plus music and dancing. And if the weather is good, expect crowds.
Organizers typically predict many thousands to join the festivities, so get there early and travel by subway or bus or train. Whatever you do, don't drive (a.k.a. sit in traffic).
- May 5, 2013, 10 a.m. - till 6 p.m.
- Festival Square, adjacent to Unisphere
Easiest Way to Cinco de Mayo in Flushing Meadows:
Parking is always a bear in Flushing Meadows, and is best avoided.
If the crowds get too big or the weather is too hot, hike over the pedestrian bridge next to Queens Museum of Art, and hit the A/C in the New York Hall of Science.