Did you know that, historically, Cinco de Mayo celebrated the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862? Now, on Cinco de Mayo people come together to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage! Join Brooklyn Children’s Museum as we celebrate Mexico with art, music, history, and language. Learn to speak Spanish, create Talavera tiles, and make your own Papel Picado to decorate your home!
Talavera Tile Design
11:00pm-4:00pm | All ages
Drop in to our classroom and decorate your own Talavera tile designs! Take your artwork with you and bring the festivities home!
Spanish Language Adventure presented by Espáñate
11:30am-12:00pm & 12:30pm-1:00pm | All ages
Join Espáñate and journey to Mexico on a Spanish language adventure! Learn to speak Spanish as we travel to Puebla and discover the history of Cinco de Mayo.
Tales from Mexico presented by Valentina Ortiz Pandolfi
1:30pm-2:00pm & 2:30pm-3:00pm| All ages
Join storyteller Valentina Ortiz Pandolfi for an afternoon of stories and sagas. At 1:30pm, hear the tale of Bigú, a Zapotec turtle who decides to leave her river in search of her house and family. At 2:30pm, join us for the Saga of Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec god.
Create a Papel Picado
2:00pm-3:00pm | All ages
Did you know that Papel Picado is a traditional Mexican art form where decorative designs are cut into colored paper? Join us and create your own Papel Picado masterpiece with unique designs to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
Cinco de Mayo Story Corner
4:00pm-4:30pm | All ages
Join us for a reading of Cinco de Mouse-O by Judy Cox. Hear about the story of Mouse as he learns about Mexican culture and heritage and celebrates Cinco de Mayo!