Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders is a New York-based non-profit organization 501(c)(3) dedicated to celebrating Mexican culture and promoting the understanding of Mexican traditions through arts, culture, humanities, and annual celebrations of holidays (Day of the Dead/Día de Muertos; Christmas/Posadas y Pastorelas), as well as festivals, concerts, performances, processions, installations, and seminars. Mexicans and New York area residents celebrate the richness and diversity of Mexican arts in five key areas: music, dance, visual arts, verbal arts and ritual, and culinary traditions.
Produce, promote and present cultural events, including festivals, concerts, performances, processions, installations, and seminars.
Design and implement educational workshops and curriculum for schools and community groups.
Serve as a clearinghouse for information on Mexican culture and community resources for educators, artists, immigrant families, and the general population through direct services and our website.
Collaborate with other community, educational and cultural institutions and initiatives through presentations, referrals, and an online calendar.
Provide technical and professional assistance to traditional Mexican artists in five key areas: music, dance, visual arts, verbal arts and ritual, and culinary traditions.
Founded in 2000 as a project at the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, we attained independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) status in 2006. We have collaborated with leading international organizations, museums, and local cultural partners to create landmark events and celebrations of Mexican culture.