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Mexican Independence Day fiesta at Church of St. Paul, 113 E117th St.

The Mexican community of El Barrio in East Harlem (also known as Spanish Harlem) celebrated Mexican Independence at the Church of St. Paul the evening of Sept. 15, 2011. There was dance, music and free food too in the church basement. Established in 1834, this is one of the oldest Catholic churches in the Archdiocese of New York.