The Annual Crescent Street Cinco De Mayo celebration run every year by the Perez family, owners of the C-Town Supermarket on Crescent Street was visited by not only many people, but also Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., and his father State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Sr.
Bronx BP Diaz mentioned that most people think that Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of Mexican Independence Day, but the BP cleared that up by saying that Mexican Independence Day falls on September 15th not of May 5th. He went on to explain that Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican Militia over the French army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th in the year 1862. Below are some photos of the event.
Above - A large stage was set up for the entertainment which included several bands and local talent.
Below - There was face painting for children, and a stilt walker among the many vendors offering free food, refreshments, and community advice.
Above - Sets of Yankee tickets were given away on the half hour.
Below - Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is introduced.
Above - State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Sr. (BP Diaz's father) speaks to the crowd about Cinco de Mayo.
Below - BP Diaz is given an honorary Mexican hat in for Cinco de Mayo.
Above - The cake made by Egidio's Bakery is guarded by Diego one of the workers there until it is time for dessert.
Below - Bronxnet T.V. was on hand to interview people about Cinco de Mayo, including Mr. Jason Cancel candidate for the 15th City Council district.