NYC Parades bring communities together and provide opportunities to teach our children about their heritage.
Many parades are around the independence days of their heritage countries.
Latin parades are basically American-style carnival marches or comparsas.
UPPER WEST SIDE, MIDTOWN, MIDTOWN SOUTH, HERALD SQUARE
UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan
FIFTH AVENUE on November 11th from NoMad to Midtown/Midtown East.
LINEUP Sixth Avenue at Canal St.
VIEWING Sixth Avenue from Houston to 15th St.
AFTER PARTY Webster Hell
HALLOWEEN Tuesday, October 31, 2023
JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ This Children’s Halloween Parade marches down 37th Avenue from 89th St to 76th St where 3,000 bags of treats are given away.
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
New York City’s big festival of Bolivian culture.
37TH AVENUE in Jackson Heights, Queens
Sunday, October 22, 2023
NYC Parade Schedule
The Three Kings Day Parade is in “El Barrio” East Harlem around Three Kings Day, January 6. 🇵🇷
The Brooklyn Three Kings Day Parade is in Williamsburg, Brooklyn around Three Kings Day, January 6. 🇵🇷
In the Lunar New Year Parade, dragons dance through Manhattan Chinatown to the Lower East Side, around Lunar New Year. 🇨🇳🇰🇭🇰🇷🇰🇵🇯🇵🇲🇳🇵🇭🇸🇬🇹🇼🇹🇭🇺🇸
The Queens County St Patrick’s Day Parade is in Rockaway, Queens around the first Saturday in March. 🇮🇪
The Throggs Neck St Patrick’s Day Parade is in Throggs Neck, The Bronx, around the second Sunday in March. 🇮🇪
Manhattan’s St Patrick’s Day Parade is in Midtown on St Patrick’s Day, March 17. 🇮🇪
The Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival is in Midtown on Easter Sunday.
The Cinco de Mayo Parade marches down Central Park West in the Upper West Side around Cinco de Mayo, May 5. 🇲🇽
The Dance Parade and Festival marches from Chelsea, through Greenwich Village to the East Village!
The Bronx Week Parade celebrates The Bronx.
The Cuban Parade of New Jersey (Desfile Cubano de New Jersey) marches from North Bergen to Union City, New Jersey. 🇨🇺
The Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade is in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, on Memorial Day. 🇺🇸
The Celebrate Israel Parade is in Midtown and the Upper East Side.🇮🇱
The Philippine Independence Day Parade is in Murray Hill, Kips Bay and NoMad. 🇵🇭
The New Queens Pride Parade is in Jackson Heights, Queens. 🏳️🌈
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade is the 2nd Sunday in June. 🇵🇷
The Portugal Day Parade is in Newark, New Jersey. 🇵🇹
The Mermaid Parade is in Coney Island, Brooklyn. 🇺🇸
The Queens Dominican Parade is in Jackson Heights, Queens. 🇩🇴
The NYC Pride Parade is around June 28. 🏳️🌈
- Colombian Flower Festival Parade 🇨🇴
- Colombian Parade 🇨🇴
- Disability Pride Parade 🇺🇸
- Harlem Silent Parade 🇺🇸
- Peruvian Parade 🇵🇪
The Feast of Saint Rocco procession is in Manhattan’s Little Italy. 🇮🇹
Saint Rocco procession. 🇮🇹
Mexican Parade 🇲🇽
Queens Hispanic Day Parade 🇦🇷🇧🇴🇨🇱🇨🇴🇨🇷🇨🇺🇩🇴🇪🇨🇸🇻🇬🇶🇬🇹🇭🇳🇲🇽🇳🇮🇵🇦🇵🇾🇵🇪🇵🇷🇪🇸🇺🇾🇻🇪
San Gennaro Procession 🇮🇹
West Indian Day Parade
Hispanic Day Parade 🇦🇷🇧🇴🇨🇱🇨🇴🇨🇷🇨🇺🇩🇴🇪🇨🇸🇻🇬🇶🇬🇹🇭🇳🇲🇽🇳🇮🇵🇦🇵🇾🇵🇪🇵🇷🇪🇸🇺🇾🇻🇪
Hispanic State Parade of New Jersey 🇦🇷🇧🇴🇨🇱🇨🇴🇨🇷🇨🇺🇩🇴🇪🇨🇸🇻🇬🇶🇬🇹🇭🇳🇲🇽🇳🇮🇵🇦🇵🇾🇵🇪🇵🇷🇪🇸🇺🇾🇻🇪
Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Parade 🇺🇸
Italian Day Parade 🇮🇹
Jackson Heights Halloween Parade 🇺🇸
Panamanian Parade 🇵🇦
Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade 🇺🇸
Village Halloween Parade 🇺🇸
The Veterans Day Parade celebrates veterans and commemorates the war to end all wars, on Veterans Day, November 11, rain or shine. 🇺🇸
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an American Thanksgiving Day tradition. It brings Santa Claus down from the North Pole. 🇺🇸
The Origin of Latin Parades
Parades originated as religious and military processions.
Latin parades are influenced by Carnival, patron saint festivals, New Orleans funeral processions, and Cuban guaracha musical theatre traditions which would carry on into the streets
Guaracha was a naughty Cuban theater tradition that was often performed in bars. Think conga line. In Puerto Rico, guaracha evolved into the Parranda Christmas caroling tradition. Today the word means to have a wild party.
Many Latin parades end at a street fair.
NYC Parade Routes
Broadway, in the Financial District, is used for New York City’s famed ticker tape parades.
Central Park West is used by Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Fifth Avenue is New York City’s most popular parade route.
Madison Avenue is used by the Mexican Independence Day Parade because it passes the Mexican Consulate.
Sixth Avenue, Avenue of the Americas, is used by the National Dominican Day Parade.