Mexican folk dance performance on an elevated outdoor stage. Men holding red hats raised, Women in bright floral black dresses and headwear, circling with their dance partner

Guelaguetza with Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York
Sunday, July 31st
2 – 6 PM

It’s Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York (BFMNY)‘s 10th Annual Guelaguetza Festival and that’s something to celebrate! The term guelaguetza is a Zapotec word meaning “offering” or also “reciprocal exchange of gifts and services” and we’re excited to take part.

This summer celebration originated on Oaxaca City, Mexico, where representatives of the eight regions of Oaxaca gather together wearing traditional costumes to dance, sing, and give gifts to the crowd; creating strong bonds between the different regions. Each region offers a unique contribution to the festivities – like the much-loved “Dance of the Pineapple!” BFMNY has been sharing their passion for Mexican cultural heritage and tradition with New Yorkers for over 35 years. Learn more HERE.

Banda La Grande De NY – Que Machin
Zaadxil Danza de los Zancudos
Ballet Folklorico Guadalupano, Staten Island

Food Vendors
Antojitos Don Goyo
Panadería Tlaxcala
Tacos la Gringa

Craft Vendors
Copalli Mexican Folk Art
Joyería de chaquira
Manos Mágicas
Ropa Típica

Image Credit: Rafael Fondeur
Video Credit:  KMDeco Creative Solutions: Mark DiConzo. Courtesy of Socrates Sculpture Park, 2021.