The Vice President of external affairs for Healthfirst, George Hulse, left, spoke to the crowd, which was relayed in Spanish via translator, right.
Jaihene Pena, from Jackson Heights, got her face painted at the celebration at Elmhurst Hospital.
Several Spanish-speaking singers took the stage at the pre-Cinco de Mayo event, held May 4.
Kids could mingle with clowns, get their face painted and walk away with a balloon animal.
Daphane Ordonez, 2, from Jackson Heights, shows off her paint.
Guadalupe Tepoz, 4, of Elmhurst shows off her face paint on May 4 at Elmhurst Hospital, which held the festival jointly with Healthfirst and will celebrate the 108th anniversary this year.