Guelaguetza with Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York
Sunday, July 30th  | 12 – 6PM

It’s Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York (BFMNY)‘s 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!”

This year BFMNY celebrates their 40th anniversary! Dedicated to preserving the culture and traditions of Mexico, not only with the beauty of Mexican folkloric dance and music, but also building strong bridges toward a more culturally diverse society. Learn more about BFMNY HERE.

Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York
Ballet Folklorico Guadalupano, Staten Island
Grupo Danza de los Diablos de la Mixteca-NJ
Grupo Zancudos de Saachila -Saadxil-Conn
Banda La Grande De NY – Que Machin
Miroslava Ferra
Zaadxil Danza de los Zancudos

Food Vendors
Antojitos Don Goyo
Gabriela Ramirez
Panadería Tlaxcala
Tacos la Gringa

Craft Vendors
Rodrigo Salgado
Mexican Folk Art
Jesus Esteves
Dulce Perez
Gloria Morales
This is Latin America

Image Credit: Bob Krasner
Video Credit: Alberto Flores Fotografia, 2022.