6 ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo
by Jennifer Khedaroo
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Quiet clubbing in Astoria
Quiet clubbing in Astoria
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Have you made plans for Cinco de Mayo? Nothing says celebrating Mexico’s triumph over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 more than food, drinks and entertainment. Here are some options in Brooklyn and Queens for those looking to have fun this holiday.

A Cinco de Mayo Painting - Friday, May 5 - 6:30 pm - Wine & Design, 218 Dekalb Avenue, Fort Greene - Come into the Fort Greene studio of Wine & Design to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. Customers may order tacos for delivery to the studio and paint this beach scene and drink an appropriate wine drink to celebrate the day. There is one free drink with each ticket. The price per person is $35.

Mexrrissey - 9 pm - Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg - In Mexico, Morrissey has always been a prophet with honour. His songs of love, loss and longing, with powerful imagery and metaphors have found a huge audience and chimed with generations raised on rancheras and mariachis and their singers who were not afraid to cross the line.

Now the love has been returned, with a band made in Mexico City reinventing Morrissey’s and The Smiths’ songs south of the border. Together they sound like a brass and string led combo from the smallest village with the biggest bleeding heart. Enjoy $5 Margaritas at Happy Hour from 6PM-8PM and Cinco De Mayo food specials including Nachos, Fish Tacos, and French Bread Taco Pizza!

A Mexican Affair - Friday, May 5 - 9:30 pm - The Rose Room at the Paper Factory Hotel, 37-06 36th Street, Long Island City

An evening of delicious music, candid stories, and spicy romance. “A Mexican Affair” celebrates the relationship between Mexico and the United States and the beautiful cultural influence between both countries. An evening featuring popular Jazz tunes written by Mexican and American composers.

The thrilling fusion of rhythms and musical influences invites you to take an adventure filled with passion, heartbreak, and a little dirty mambo! Featuring songs by Frederick Loewe and Alan J. Lerner, Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr, Ben Weisman and Sid Wayne, Agustin Lara, Maria Grever, Pablo Beltran, Consuelo Velazquez, and others.

Created and performed by Rafa Reyes. Featuring Felipe Fournier on vibraphone, Dan Martínez (Supermambo!) on bass, Hugo Moreno (The Filmharmonic Brass, Jarana Beat, The Gregorio Uribe Big Band, Le Train Bleu, Marlboro Music Festival) on trumpet, Joel Mateo (Chembo Corniel Quintet, Jan Kus, Mixtura, Oasis) on drums, and percussionists Guillermo Barrón and special guest Jonathan Gómez (Gregorio Uribe Big Band).

Cinco de Mayo Celebration - Friday, May 5 - 10 pm - Cinco De Mayo, 40-12 Bell Blvd., Bayside - For cheap eats and drink specials, head to Bourbon Street. At the bar, stop by for taco deals such as $2 for chicken or pork, $4 shrimp and $5 tuna. Corona and Jose Cuervo specials will also be available. While the food and drinks are available all night, the restaurant will have music by DJ Johnnybombs.

Cinco de Mayo Party - Friday, May 5 to Saturday, May 6 - 10 pm - 2 pm - Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Ave, Astoria - Celebrate all things Mexican with a Cinco de Mayo quiet clubbing party. Experience 3 DJs battling it out for the attention as you rock the night away. Everyone gets to listen to music they want to hear. Only for those 21 and older. $10 online and $15 at the door. Visit www.quietevents.electrostub.com

Cinco de Mayo Celebration - Cinco de Mayo, 42-29 Bell Blvd, Bayside - If you want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, one of your best bets is probably visiting a restaurant named after the holiday. The restaurant is already telling guests to get ready for it’s festivities.

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