BRONX TIMES R 18 EPORTER, MAY 10-16, 2019 BTR
Merino (c) received
the Dr. David Abalos
Mexican Star Award
achievement in community
For the 14th year in a row, El Grupo Unidos de Belmont,
Inc. hosted its exciting Cinco de Mayo Celebration
on Saturday, May 4 at Crescent Avenue.
Sponsored by C-Town, Krasdale Foods and Northeast
Community Bank, this year’s edition featured Spanish
music from DJ Gel Mix, a live performance from
Banda 3 Ranchos and folkloric dancers from Our
Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
(top) Local youth gave a crowd pleasing performance
of traditional Mexican folkloric dances.
(top left) A local youth wore his best Mariachi attire
for the special occasion.
(middle left) Budding artist Olivia painted a customized
Mexican fl ag commemorating the holiday.
(left) Cinco de Mayo revelers wore colorful costumes
at this year’s celebration.
Photo by Edward Watkins