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Hispanic Day Parade 2018 ~ Desfile de la Hispanidad

New York City’s Hispanic Day Parade marches up Fifth Avenue on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 12 noon.

The Parade is usually held on the Sunday before or after Columbus Day. It celebrates the last days of National Hispanic Heritage Month which runs September 15 – October 15.

NYC Hispanic Day Parade 2017 by Keith Widyolar

NYC Hispanic Day Parade 2017 by Keith Widyolar

About 2.5 million New Yorkers have a Hispanic heritage. New York City is the largest Hispanic city in the United States.

About a million people attend the parade every year. The parade has celebrated New York City’s Latin cultures since 1985.


54th Annual Hispanic Day Parade 2018

The 54th Hispanic Day Parade is on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan and the Upper East Side on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 12 noon.

2018 Theme

“Empowerment of Women”

2018 Honorees

Rubén Díaz Jr.

Bronx Borough President

Díaz was born in The Bronx of Puerto Rican parents.

Judge Carmen Velasquez

New York State Supreme Court Justice in New York State’s 11th congressional district.

The district includes Staten Island and Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights, Gravesend and parts of southern Bensonhurst.

Judge Velasquez  was born in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. She is the first Ecuadorian – American to sit on New York State’s civil court and supreme court.

Dr. Marilu Galvan

Dr. Galvan is the Executive Director of the Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano.

The Center is New York City’s main Dominican cultural center, and the oldest Dominican non-profit organization in the United States (1962).

Dr. Galvan was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Pauline Davies

Ms. Davies has been the Consul General of Uruguay in New York City since August 2014.

Maritza Justinico

Ms. Justinico is a businesswoman.

Antonia Delgado

Ms. Delgado is a community leader.

2018 Gala

Meet the 2018 Honorees and leaders of New York City’s Hispanic communities.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Astoria World Manor
2522 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, NY 11102

2018 Parade Route

Fifth Avenue
From 44th St
To 72nd St

2018 Parade Time

Sunday, October 14, 2018
Starts at 12 noon


53rd Annual Hispanic Day Parade 2017

Argentina at the NYC Hispanic Day Parade 2017 by Keith Widyolar

Argentina at the NYC Hispanic Day Parade 2017 by Keith Widyolar

The 53rd annual Hispanic Day Parade is Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 12-5pm.

The parade assembles at 43rd Street at 10am and marches up Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 66th Street.

The Hispanic Society Department of Sanitation is hosting the 53rd Annual Dinner Dance at Ricardo’s by the Bridge in Astoria, Queens on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 8pm. $100

About 800,000 people are expected to watch the parade.

To participate in the parade, visit www.dsnyhispanic.org


53rd Hispanic Day Parade Review

Bolivia at the NYC Hispanic Day Parade 2017 by Keith Widyolar

Bolivia at the NYC Hispanic Day Parade 2017 by Keith Widyolar

The cover picture says it all. There were marchers, costumes, dancers, cars, floats, marching bands, and beauty queens.

But more than anything else there were excited children having one of the times of their lives marching up Fifth Avenue before hundreds of thousands of people.

NYC Hispanic Day Parade 2017 by Keith Widyolar

NYC Hispanic Day Parade 2017 by Keith Widyolar

We are proud of where we come from, but showing pride isn’t the only purpose of the parade. We want our children to know a something about the traditions where their parents or grandparents came from. That’s what the parade is really about, teaching the little ones where they come from.

The parade began with diplomats, officials, the NYPD, NYFD, and Department of Sanitation. Then came the Spaniards looking sharp in their uniforms, followed by marchers from Latin countries in alphabetical order: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, and so on. The parade really did last until 4pm.

We’ll definitely be back next year.

Panama in the NYC Hispanic Day Parade 2017 by Keith Widyolar

Panama in the NYC Hispanic Day Parade 2017 by Keith Widyolar

 

Panama float in the NYC Hispanic Day Parade 2017 by Keith Widyolar

Panama float in the NYC Hispanic Day Parade 2017 by Keith Widyolar

53rd Hispanic Day Parade Honorees

Grand Marshall of the Arts

Spanish sculptor and painter Angel Orensanz

Grand Marshall of New York

Brooklyn Assemblyman Felix Ortiz

Tropical Music Honoree

Colombian accordionist Duey Meza

International Godmother

Paraguayan Pop singer Gizelle D’Cole

Children’s Godmother

Actress Natalie Bermeo

Parade Ambassador

Bachata singer Ninoska


52nd Hispanic Day Parade 2016

Representatives of the twenty Latin American countries and Spain, about 200 organizations, more than 4,000 people in all, will march up Fifth Avenue among colorful floats.

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote. Grand Marshal is Alicia Machada the Miss Universe 1996 originally from Venezuela.


 

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