Celebrate the launch of the 2018 Dominican Day Parade with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and leaders of the Dominican Community at the United Palace in Washington Heights, Manhattan on Thursday, August 2, 2018.
Register for the Dominican Day Parade 2018 Launch
The Launch is free with registration at www.eventbrite.com
Visit the Dominican Day Parade 2018 Launch
4140 Broadway, New York, NY 10033
(at 175th St)
Washington Heights, Manhattan
- (A) to 175th St. Walk one block east and two blocks south.
- (1) to 181st St. Walk five blocks south and two blocks west.
Remember Lesandro (Junior) Feliz-Guzman
Lesandro (Junior) Feliz-Guzman was a good kid who dreamed of a future in the NYPD. In a case of mistaken identity this June, he was dragged out of a bodega and hacked to death by a New York City gang. They got the wrong guy, and this should never happen to anyone.
The Board of Directors of the Dominican Day Parade presented this open letter to his parents.
Junior, on June 20, 2018, your life was tragically cut short by an act of violence. At the young age of 15, your dreams to become a NYC Police Officer were shattered and your family experienced one of the biggest losses of their lives. The Dominican Day Parade (DDP) stands alongside your family during this very difficult time. We stand alongside our community in demanding resources and services for our youth. We stand alongside all youth and pledge our support to securing resources to support youth of Dominican descent who are pursuing their education and pursuing their dreams.
The 2018 Parade theme, “Our Youth, Our Future”, captures our sentiments that in order for all of us to have a future, we need to do everything within our means to secure the resources needed for our youth to thrive. As we stand beside your family, the Dominican Day Parade reaffirms its commitment to utilizing our expertise and resources to mentor, support and help Dominican youth thrive and succeed.
Junior, you left us way too soon but your death has brought together a community that is committed to fighting for the survival of our youth and for your death not be in not to be in vain.