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National Puerto Rican Day Parade & 116th Street Festival in NYC


This past weekend Latin Recap was at two of the biggest Puerto Rican and Latin celebrations around. Every June, NYC gets fired up for the National Puerto Rican Day Parade on 5th Avenue and the 116th Street Festival in East Harlem. Both great events to enjoy live music, food, entertainment, freebies and all that is Puerto Rican (and Latin) in NYC. New Yorkers and anyone visiting the city during these events have the opportunity to celebrate Puerto Rican culture and party it up with the local latin community.

Photos: 116th Street Festival

At the 116th Street festival, it was hard to walk a block without wanting to break into dance or stop for a fried cheese empanada… The festival, with stages on each end, started on 106th street and stretched to 125th street along 3rd Avenue. Tito El BambinoDon Chezina, Lumidee, Rachel Lorin, NK5, and Lil Dawg were just some of the performers present at this awesome Latin Celebration.

Photos By Nicole Gonzalez

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Photos: National Puerto Rican Day Parade

On Sunday, people enjoyed Salsa tunes, played live from the NY Daily News Float by Los Hermanos Moreno. As we rolled gently on the 5th Avenue route people waved their flags and had their Puerto Rican pride on full display.

Photos By Nicole Gonzalez

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It’s always a pleasure to capture these moments and bring them to you! For those who missed out, mark your calendars and join in on these celebrations next year!

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