Get Ready to celebrate, National Puerto Rican Day Parade!

Jun 7, 2019

Por Madeline Schwartz

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The national Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) takes region yearly alongside 5th road in new york, on the second one Sunday in June, in honor of the almost four million inhabitants of Puerto Rico and over four million human beings of Puerto Rican birth or heritage living inside the usa.

Originally, the Desfile Puertorriqueño, Inc., become born of the imperative necessity of translating Puerto Rican achievements into a visible demonstration of the power of the Puerto Rican community, so that it will arrange and assist our Latino counterparts. the first parade was held on Sunday, April 13, 1958, in Spanish Harlem “El Barrio”; finally, the organization determined its new home along fifth road in new york metropolis. In 1995, the national Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc., a 501 (c) (three) agency, became shaped from its predecessor, the new york Puerto Rican Parade, when Dr. Ramón S. Vélez and the parade board anticipated a country wide concept for demonstrating the cultural delight of our network. many of the NPRDP founding contributors, Madelyn Lugo and Maria Román Dumén nevertheless remain energetic board contributors. This new organizational shape not simplest broadened the scale of the parade itself however better its potential to sell cultural recognition, training, management and network engagement among Puerto Ricans.

Yearly, the NPRDP hosts over fifteen foremost occasions at some point of the city consisting of academic and scholarship receptions, song gala’s, fitness walkathons, pass over Puerto Rico – Cultural festival, sports event “Juegos Boricuas”, and our “Golden Age Fiesta” for seniors just to name a few.

Last year, 2018 we celebrated our 50th Anniversary with more than one hundred,000 marching contributors and nearly 3 million spectators alongside the parade course. The parade keeps to draw prominent leaders inside the Puerto Rican community along with celebrities every year like Rita Moreno, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, El Gran blend, Geraldo Rivera, Rosie Perez and lots of extra.

The parade marches along fifth road from forty fourth road to 79th avenue and has grown to emerge as the most important demonstration of ethnic delight within the state. The parade is a cultural icon and a everlasting fixture of the Puerto Rican Diaspora.


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