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Mexican Studies Courses:

Interested in taking a course on Mexican Studies? Take a look at the courses being offered CUNY wide.


Do you have questions about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)?

CUNY Citizenship Now! is offering a hotline for DACA inquires on:

Friday, October 24, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Students can call during those times to speak with an attorney about their questions and/or to set up appointments if they need further assistance.

The hotline number is 212-652-2055


All CUNY schools are now proud partners of The Dream.Us Scholarship!

You may be eligible to apply if you are a CUNY student or intend to enroll by Fall 2015; and are a first-time college student or community college graduate who is an immigrant and has applied for or received DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or TPS (Temporary Protected Status

The deadline to apply is October 26, 2014. Apply Now!

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, October 29 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Join the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute Becari@s as they celebrate Día de Muertos.

The celebration will take place by the Olmec Head, in front of the Music Building at Lehman College (250 Bedford Park Blvd. West, Bronx, NY 10468).

Tribute will be made to the missing students from Guerrero, Mexico. Come enjoy a performance by Ballet Folklórico Xochitquetzal, the delicious Mexican food on sale and enter a raffle for an opportunity to win movie tickets. After the event, join us in the altar building outside the Institute's office, Carman 241. Bring copies of photographs of your departed ones and/or decorations to adorn our Altar.


Upcoming Events from our Partners:


Dia de Muertos Family Day!

Saturday, November 1st at 12:00pm - 3:00pm

La Casa Azul Bookstore (143 East 103 St. NY, NY 10029)

Join in the fun and enjoy live entertainment including music and dancing with Acopladitos, a community altar, paper flower making, calavera face painting, lady Catrina and more!

Come dressed in your finest calaca or catrina apparel!

Food will be available for sale, as a fundraiser for CUNY Becas Scholarship Program.

FREE event, RSVP via email:

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders

Dia de Muertos
Day of the Dead

Tribute to María Félix and Octavio Paz
Celebrating their life and legacy on the 100th Anniversary of their birth

Celebrating their life and legacy

Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 10am to 6pm
Sunday, November 2, 2014, from 1 to 6pm

St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery (131 E 10th St. NY, NY 10003)

Join Mano a Mano for their annual Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) celebration in New York City. The tradition is rooted in the native Mexican belief that life on earth is a preparation for the next world and of the importance of maintaining a strong relationship to the dead. Come and remember your own departed loved-ones and bring copies of photographs, and marigold flowers to adorn our community Altar throughout the celebration. The event will be in the churchyard of St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery.

Free event and open to the public