Thousands gathered in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Sunday to celebrate Mexican heritage, freedom and historic victories for the country. Visitors were enjoying the sunny, but cool, day by eating churros and corn on the cob, playing soccer and listening to music on the main stage near the Unisphere. Those putting in the extra effort decked themselves out in red, white and green outfits, sombreros and Mexican soccer jerseys, all the while waiving the country’s flag.
Estella Zuniga, left, and German Amozonqueno, came from New Jersey to show their pride.
Francisco Gardines, left, Francisco Cardozo and Israel Jardines of Corona celebrated Mexican heritage.
A handful of guys used the celebration to show off their tricked-out low-riders.
Valentin Guzman, left, Juan Carlos Medina and Luis Alvares from Corona spent Cinco de Mayo in the park.
Cesar Martinez was happy to spend the day in the sunshine.
Clowns were a big hit with the crowd.
People flooded the No. 7 train at the end of the day.