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Long Island Cinco de Mayo 2012 Events

Between the hot-pepper eating contests, free flowing Corona and tequila and plentiful Mexican food, be thankful Cinco de Mayo fell on a Saturday this year, allowing for plenty of recovery time.

Fourth de Mayo: Plattdeutsche Park kicks things off a day early on May 4 from 6-10 p.m. in the Biergarten Cantina with delicious Mexican food, libations & live music. 1132 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square.

Vino de Mayo: If Mexican beer funnels aren’t your style, Duck Walk classes it up with Latin dancing and sangria at noon. Still want that beer-drenched sombrero? No worries, this fiesta wraps up in plenty of time to finish things off at your local watering hole. 231 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill.


Irish de Mayo:   Lily Flanagan’s celebrates “the one night of the year the Irish drink like Mexicans” with $2 Coronas, $5 patron shots and $10 yardstick margaritas. Wear a sombrero and get in free! 528 Main St., Islip.

Cinco de Borgo:  Borgo Pass officially renames the holiday and plays Mr. Beery’s at 8 p.m. The bar serves $3 Cuervo Coconut and Tradicional and takes $1 off all tequila, $4 Dos Equis Beer Pints. Whoever has the coolest sombrero gets $55 Beery Bucks. 4019 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage.

Zebra de Mayo: Hang with Randy Jackson of Zebra, Bon Jovi tribute band Bad Medicine and Poison tribute band Fallen Angel. 15 E. Main St., Smithtown.

Cinco de ’90s: Take a trip back to Cinco de Mayo 1993 with No Excuses and DJ Pookie at Napper Tandy’s as they celebrate the decade. 275 Route 25A, Miller Place.

Dos Dolares de Mayo: Enjoy $2 Mexican brews and spirits from 8 p.m. to midnight at Middle Country Beer Garden.1702 Middle Country Rd., Centereach.

Nutty de Mayo: This years drunken festivities could land you on a plane to Mexico at the Nutty Irishman with a chance to win a free trip, live music, two for $5 Jose Cuervo shots and Coronas, $5 margaritas and sangrias and three tacos for $5. 60 E. Main St., Bay Shore.

Cinco de Drinko: The fiesta at McFadden’s begins at noon as the bar puts out a free Mexican buffet and hosts a hot-pepper eating contest. Winner gets $50. Everyone else can enjoy $15 buckets of Coronita, buckets of Corona Familiar and a free Coronita before 8 p.m. 210 Merrick Rd., Rockville Centre.

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