El Grupo Unidos & C-Town Supermarket Announce the
8th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Saturday, May 4 at 11:30am
March 27, 2013 (Bronx, NY) – El Grupo Unidos announces the upcoming 8th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration founded by El Grupo Unidos and sponsored by C-Town, Verizon Wireless, NY Daily News, and HealthPlus. This event, produced by Marketing & Advertising Solutions, Inc., will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013, from 11:30am to 4:30pm on Crescent Ave. between E. 187th St. & Cambreleng Avenue, Bronx, NY.
The 8th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration's mission is to promote community by embracing our cultural diversities. This event was founded in 2005 by the non-profit organization El Grupo Unidos de Belmont Inc. and continues to be made possible by the support of various donors and sponsors. It is the only event in the Bronx that celebrates Mexican heritage and pride. The Unidos organization seeks to assist civically active school-aged residents of the Tremont and Belmont neighborhoods by providing scholarships to those students seeking to attend colleges or universities throughout the Tri-State area including Pennsylvania.
Last year's Cinco de Mayo Celebration was a great success, boasting large name sponsors such as Goya, Coca-Cola, Boars Head, Snapple and Health Plus/Amerigroup, with over 5,000 people in attendance! A Live Mariachi band was the highlight of the event with a plethora of children's activities including clowns, face painting, and free giveaways. Free blood pressure screenings were also offered!
"It is a real pleasure having witnessed the growth of this event. From its inception, we at Community Board 6 have been supportive. To celebrate a culture that is contributing so much to our community and that is growing in such numbers is great! I plan to be at the event and celebrate alongside all the residents of this wonderful community, and most of all taste the food and listen to the Mariachis. Feliz 5 De Mayo!” ~ Ivine Galarza, District Manager, Bronx Community Board 6
This year will feature The Rhythm Cartel playing the best of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Mexican Cumbia, Reggaetón, Dance Music, Hip Hop, Reggae, Merengue Ripiao, and Duranguense. We will also have a live Mariachi Band, cultural dancers, and live broadcasts from NitelineRadio.com! We hope you will join us at this FREE, fantastic and fun-filled community event.
Who: El Grupo Unidos de Belmont Inc.
What: 8th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration
When: Saturday, May 4, 2013 ~ 11:30am – 4pm
Where: On Crescent Ave. between E. 187th St. & Cambreleng Avenue, Bronx, NY