• An evening with the singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Maya Burns, whose music ties cultures together through a powerful message of unification. Burns will play 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.”


  • Lamentable Tierra / Sorrow Land: We are pleased to partner with Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York for a special reception to celebrate Lamentable tierra / Sorrow Land, running from September 11th through October 26th. This photography exhibition exposes Mexico’s forgotten rural landscapes through the lenses of three contemporary Mexican artists, Clemente Castor, Carlos Iván Hernández, and Federico Martínez.


  • 16th Morelia International Film Festival Short Winners

-Las rancheras

-El amor dura tres meses / Love Lasts Three Months


-El peso de los caídos / The Weight of the Fallen

-The Girl with Two Heads

Mexican Gastronomy

  • BRUNCH WITH A CAUSE: Domingo en Familia: We are partnering with restaurant Cantina Cumbancha to present Brunch with a Cause: Domingo en Familia, an event to celebrate artistry, Mexican culture, the families in which we´re born and the ones we create along the way. Profits from ticket sales will be donated to Make the Road NY to help reunite families separated at the border. We will eat, drink, and spend some time together, as well as enjoy the work of visual artist Cuevawolf, who is going to present La Lotería Viva, a collection of photographs that depict live versions of the Mexican lotería. As this traditional game is deeply tied to family unity, Cuevawolf is calling the Latinx community to gather and help immigrant families who need to find their way back to each other


  • 68 VOICES, 68 HEARTS Screening and Q&A: The United Nations declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. As part of this initiative, Celebrate Mexico Now Festival partnered with the Center for Fiction for a panel discussion on the importance and challenges of translation as a critical need to revitalize, preserve, and promote innovative projects of indigenous languages. This panel features 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.

Visual Arts

  • LA LOTERÍA VIVA: A Photo Exhibit, Silent Auction & Cocktail Party: 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.

  • For over a decade, the work of Mexican collective Créssida Contemporary Dance has explored countless aspects of the human condition through rigorous dance technique, poetic force and provocative gestures tinted by a theatrical gaze. The company makes their 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.


  • 100 years after the Harlem Renaissance was born, cartoonist Rafael Barajas “El Fisgón” shares a captivating visual presentation about the legacy of Mexican caricaturist Miguel Covarrubias, whose book Negro Drawings is considered a classic collection of sketches from the vast social movement.

Partners / Venues