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Broke-Ass NYC Cinco de Mayo Weekend Roundup

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I love Cinco de Mayo! Why? It still amazes me that people still believe that its Mexico’s Independence Day. But, if you know your history, you know it’s the day that the Mexicans defeated the Plutonians for the right to control the Pineapple Tree of Life and, thus, Tequila was made.

Anyways…

Here’s how your broke-ass should be spending the weekend of Cinco de Mayo in New York!

Saturday

Jane’s Walk 2013

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The 7th Annual Jane’s Walk will be taking place on Saturday, May 4th & Sunday, May 5th. What began as a celebration of urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs has become an encouraging tour of unity between people and their communities. With over 100 walking tours occurring around New York City, Jane’s Walk encourages “communities to highlight what works about where they live, and what doesn’t.”

For a complete list of New York City’s 100 free Jane’s Walks go to: www.mas.org/janeswalk.

Jane’s Walk 2013
Saturday, May 4th & Sunday, May 5th
FREE
[City-Wide]

FREE Comic Book Day

Cinco de Mayo? Fuck that. Spend your day hitting up Jim Hanley’s newest location on East 32nd Street (between Madison & Park), Midtown Comics, Forbidden Planet, St. Marks Comics, Bergen Street Comics, Desert Island and more. It’s FREE Comic Book Day. Go out and pick something up to read at your local spot. I know I am.

FREE Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 4th All Day Event
FREE
[City-Wide]

MCA Day 2013: Celebrating the Life of Adam Yauch

Join fellow Beastie Boy fans in the celebration of Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer and Hip Hop legend, MCA, at Littlefield in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn. The special memorial will begin at 11am with art, music and fun people. There is no cost to attend but, seeing as activism was a big part of Adam’s life, a little generosity will go a long way in honoring his vision with all proceeds going to charity.

MCA Day 2013
Saturday, May 4th from 11am-10pm
FREE
Littlefield
622 Degraw Street
[Park Slope]

Derby de Mayo at Brooklyn Stable

If you can’t decide whether you’d rather celebrate the Kentucky Derby or Cinco de Mayo, well, Brooklyn Stable is making your choice easier: celebrate both. Watch the Derby and then let your inner Mexican come out to party! There will be food and drink special available from 2pm-9pm.

Derby de Mayo at Brooklyn Stable
Saturday, May 4th from 2pm-9pm
Price: $10
Brooklyn Stable
486 Metropolitan Ave.
[Williamsburg]

Sunday

La Gringa Taqueria’s Open-Air Market

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Our favorite taqueria in Brooklyn will be hosting its first ever open-air market in the backyard of their restaurant for Cinco de Mayo. Green Fitness Studio will be giving away FREE classes at their Earth-friendly gym and Jaymes Westfall will have his custom jewelry on sale. 2nd Stroke, Loud Thunder International and local artist Sarah Dartin round off the list of featured vendors. FREE 9 oz. frozen margaritas comes with any order of a burrito or to anyone who anyone who arrives on a moped (or, so I’m told.) Also, buckets of five beers will be available for $11.

La Gringa Taqueria’s Open-Air Market
Sunday, May 5th
FREE
La Gringa Taqueria
800 Grand Street (between Humboldt St. & Bushwick Ave.)
[Williamsburg]

Guactacular 2013

Guacamole madness has returned for its fifth year. It’ll be running from 2pm-9pm and it’ll be filled with 20 contestants serving up some home-made guacamole. At 5pm there will be a live taping of the Sporkful Podcast with limited seating available.

Guactacular 2013
Sunday, May 5th from 2pm-9pm
Price: $15
The Bell House
149 7th Street
[Park Slope]

Cinco de Mayo Parque de Macri

If you come out to Macri Park on Sunday, May 5th you will be treated to a guacamole and salsa competition, drink specials and tunes by DJ Idle Faith. Participation in the guacamole and salsa competition is FREE and if you win you get a bar tab! A $7-$10 donation will allow you to taste and judge. All the proceeds will be donated to support Williamsburg’s Animal Rescue Empty Cages Collective.

Cinco de Mayo Parque de Macri
Sunday, May 5th from 4pm-8pm
Price: $7-$10
Macri Park
462 Union Ave.
[Williamsburg]

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My father came, my mother saw...and I conquered. I encourage children to do drugs, I buy alcohol for teenagers, and I drink beer with the homeless. In my spare time, I attend art galleries for the FREE booze while rubbing elbows with modish elephants. I also hammer six-inch nails into small penises. Stuart knighted me as Broke-Ass King of New York. You've been warned.