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Cinco de Mayo at Flushing Meadows Park

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Cinco de Mayo at Flushing Meadows

Cinco de Mayo at Flushing Meadows

Photo (c) Dave Cook of Eating in Translation

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:

The main Cinco de Mayo festival site is a short walk from the #7 subway station and LIRR train station at Willets Point/Shea Stadium. The crowds from the station will head downhill toward the Unisphere.

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.

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