The Puerto Rican Day Parade (also known as the National Puerto Rican Day Parade) takes place annually along Fifth Avenue in New York City, on the second Sunday in June, in honor of the nearly 4 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico and all people of Puerto Rican birth or heritage residing in the mainland U.S. The parade always attracts many celebrities, both Puerto Rican and of Puerto Rican heritage, and many politicians from the tri-state area.
This year the National Puerto Rican Parade celebrates Puerto Ricans and Higher Education. It is through education that the community can continue to progress. Higher education is a source of empowerment that greatly improves the social and financial conditions of individuals aspiring to better their lives. The Parade’s theme will showcase the educational achievements of Puerto Ricans and continue to encourage further growth.
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The parade will begin at 11AM on Fifth Avenue and 44th Street and continue on to 79th Street. This year honorees will include Grand Marshal Felix Matos Rodriguez, Victor Cruz of the New York Giants will be on the NY Daily News Float, Actress Author Sonia Manzano, and many more.
Watch our Video Recap of Last year’s Parade!