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Hispanic Day Parade 2017

New York City’s Hispanic Day Parade marches up Fifth Avenue on the Sunday before 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. We are 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.


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 Annual 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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