Sunday, July 25  •  2–5pm  •  In-Person at the Park  •  Free!


Last year, when in-person events were not possible due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Park partnered with Ballet Folkórico Mexicano de Nueva York (BFMNY) to offer mutual aid to our local community in the form of free grocery distribution.

This year, we continue our partnership with BFMNY and are delighted to welcome them back for their third glorious Guelaguetza Festival at Socrates and their eighth overall Guelaguetza Festival in NYC!

La Guelaguetza originated in Oaxaca City, Mexico, where every summer people gather to celebrate traditional dances, music, and culture. Each Oaxacan region offers a unique contribution to the festivities – like the much-loved “Dance of the Pineapple!”

BFMNY have been sharing their passion for Mexican cultural heritage and tradition with New Yorkers for over 35 years.

¡El Festival Anual de la Guelaguetza regresa al parque Socrates Sculpture Park!

La Guelaguetza, cuyo nombre proviene de la palabra indígena zapoteca “dar” u “ofrecer”, se lleva a cabo en la ciudad de Oaxaca, México cada verano y muestra los bailes, la música y las tradiciones de Oaxaca. Cada región aporta al festival ya sus participantes algo “para dar”, que es representativo de esa región, incluyendo la muy querida “Danza de la piña”.


Major support for Guelaguetza is provided by Con Edison and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, as well as public funds from the New York City Council and Jimmy Van Bramer.