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  • Créssida Contemporary Dance at LaGuardia Performing Arts CenterThe company makes its New York debut with the world premiere of Naj (House), created by the troupe’s Artistic Director Lourdes Luna in close collaboration with Mexican-American composer Carlo Nicolau. (Queens)
  • Dance Workshop at Rioult Dance Studios: Corporal Creation Tools for Contemporary Expression by Créssida Contemporary Dance. (Queens)


  • 16th Morelia International Film Festival Short Winners at The School of Visual Arts(Manhattan)

Las Rancheras by Hermann Neudert (Online)

El Amor Dura Tres Meses / Love Lasts Three Months by Rafael Martínez García (Sección Michoacana)

32-Rbit by Víctor Orozco Ramírez (Animation)

El Peso de los Caídos / The Weight of the Fallen by Gastón Andrade (Documentary)

La Chica con Dos Cabezas / The Girl with Two Heads by Betzabé García (Fiction)


  • Brunch with a Cause, Domingo en Familia at Cantina Cumbancha NYC: Profits from ticket sales donated to Make the Road NY to help reunite families separated at the border. Visual artist Cuevawolf, presents La Lotería Viva, a collection of photographs that depict live versions of the Mexican lotería.(Brooklyn)


  • 68 Voices, 68 Hearts. Screening and Q&A at The Center for Fiction: A series of animated short films that retell indigenous stories in their native tongues.This panel will feature filmmaker and creator of 68 voices, 68 hearts Gabriela Badillo; Américo Mendoza-Mori, Quechua and Spanish professor at the University of Pennsylvania; and Mirian Masaquiza, Social Affairs Officer at the Indigenous Peoples and Development Branch of the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs. (Brooklyn)


  • Maya Burns Trio at Terraza 7: Playing alongside Victor Delagarza and Micheal Benham at jazz club Terraza 7, deemed by The New York Times as “a beloved fixture in one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the country.” (Queens)


  • Miguel Covarrubias – Between the Mexican Renaissance and the Harlem Renaissance at Columbia Journalism SchoolCartoonist Rafael Barajas “El Fisgón” shares a captivating visual presentation about the legacy of Mexican caricaturist Miguel Covarrubias. (Manhattan)


  • Lamentable Tierra / Sorrow Land at Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York: A special reception to celebrate a photography exhibition that exposes Mexico’s forgotten rural landscapes through the lenses of three contemporary Mexican artists, Clemente Castor, Carlos Iván Hernández, and Federico Martínez. (Manhattan)
  • La Lotería Viva, A Photo Exhibit, Silent Auction & Cocktail Party at Cantina Cumbancha NYC: Visual artist Cuevawolf presents her premiere exhibition La Lotería Viva (The Living Lottery), the first photographic reinterpretation of the originally illustrated Mexican lotería game made with people and real, handcrafted objects. (Brooklyn)


From October 14 thru October 22, 2017, CELEBRATE MEXICO NOW will showcase a wide range of events featuring literature, theater, film, culinary, and music events at major venues throughout the city. The Festival’s multi-disciplinary nature yields a comprehensive cultural picture of the passions and concerns that make today’s Mexico so complex and fascinating. Over the past decade, the Festival has highlighted the creativity, heritage, and heart that contemporary Mexican artists bring to the arts and the creative industry. This edition, CELEBRATE MÉXICO NOW will offerNew Yorkers an exclusive glimpse into how today’s Mexican artists reflect on and reshape Mexican identity in an evolving global context.

In 2017, CELEBRATE MEXICO NOW will bring emerging and established artists from Guadalajara, Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca and Los Angeles, to partner with cultural institutions across New York City. From The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens — we’ve got you covered…


Claudia Norman, Founder and Director
Marcia De La Garza, Marketing and Development
Ivette Mercado, Design
Alonso Gorozpe, Social Media Strategist
Catalina Fatteva, Webmaster
Marcela Alvarez, Editorial

Partners / Venues

Baxter st. Camera Club New York

Cantina Cumbancha, Mexican Gastro Pub

Center for Fiction

Columbia Univesity

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

Make the Road, New York

School of Visual Arts NYC

Terraza 7


AMEXID, Agencia Mexicana de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo

Consulado General de México en Nueva York

Mexican Cultural Institute New York

Secretaría de Cultura, Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes