El Grupo Unidos Celebrates Cinco De Mayo In Belmont

Cinco de Mayo revelers wore colorful costumes at this year’s celebration.
Photo by Edward Watkins

For the 13th year in a row, El Grupo Unidos de Belmont, Inc. hosted its exciting Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Saturday, May 5 at Crescent Avenue. Sponsored by C-Town, Krasdale Foods and Northeast Community Bank, this year’s edition featured Spanish music from DJ Gel Mix, a live performance from Banda la Ejecutiva de NY and folkloric dancers from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. The holiday commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 during the Franco-Mexican War.

El Grupo Unidos and C-Town presented an award to Boar’s Head Vincent Loverde.
Photo by Edward Watkins

(l-r) Local college-bound scholars Gabriela Cruz, Deisy Fuentes, Luis Ortiz and Karen Cruz proudly displayed their scholarship awards.
Photo by Edward Watkins

Police officer Angela ‘Angie’ Colon (c), 48th Precinct Auxiliary, graciously accepted from El Grupo Unidos.
Photo by Edward Watkins

Local youth gave a crowd pleasing performance of traditional Mexican folkloric dances.
Photo by Edward Watkins

El Grupo Unidos de Belmont Inc. proudly accepted a citation from Governor Cuomo’s office.
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Marshall from ‘Paw Patrol’ enjoyed meeting many Bronxites at this year’s cultural celebration.
Photo by Edward Watkins

Cinco de Mayo is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s decisive victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puelba on May 5, 1862 under general Ignacio Zaragoza’s leadership.
Photo by Edward Watkins

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