It’s time for a history lesson: Cinco de Mayo is not the date of the independence of Mexico. Is that going to stop people from getting friendly with José Cuervo and donning sombreros? Probably not. If you still haven’t planned your noche, here’s something to consider: In-Downcity Providence is closing down Westminster Street from 4 to 8 p.m. on the fifth of May for a full-blown fiesta. With appearances from food truck legend Mijos Tacos and our very own Mariachi de Brown, the Cinco de Mayo Block Party is as authentic as it gets in New England. (FYI: It’s not very authentic. But it’s a pretty good attempt.) If mariachi music is not your cup of té, the people from Craftland will be making piñatas for you to
take out your finals week anger on smash. ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo, everyone!