The National Dominican Day Parade 2022 is a celebration of Dominican culture, and Dominican contributions to our United States.
One of the parade’s core missions is to sponsor scholarships with mentoring for Americans of Dominican descent. It has raised and donated almost a million dollars of scholarships since 2015. Donate at natddp.org 🇩🇴
The parade is a chance to teach our children about their heritage and our civic duty. It also connects NYC’s Dominican, political, and business communities. Oh, and it’s fun!
40th National Dominican Day Parade 2022
The parade is actually a series of events:
- Scholarship Applications – Monday, January 24 – Monday, April 4, 2022. natddp.org
- Scholarship Winners Announced – Wednesday, August 10.
- Benefit Gala – Friday, August 12.
- Parade – Sunday, August 14.
National Dominican Day Parade 2022 Scholarship Applications are due on Monday, April 4, 2022. natddp.org 🇩🇴
National Dominican Day Parade 2022 Scholarship Winners are announced, Wednesday, April 4, 2022. natddp.org 🇩🇴
The National Dominican Day Parade 2022 Benefit Gala is at The Surf Club On The Sound in New Rochelle, New York on Friday, August 12, 2022 from 8pm – 1am. From $500. natddp.org 🇩🇴
The parade sponsors professional and educational workshops all year long. natddp.org 🇩🇴
What to Look For at the Parade
This is one of NYC’s big parades.
This year’s Grand Marshal is NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez.
There will be Merengue and Bachata dancers.
There are Dominican Carnival characters. Carnival falls around Dominican Independence, so we party the entire month of February, and every little town has its unique speciality:
- El Diablo Cojuelo, from La Vega, are the famous limping devils.
- Los Lechones, from Santiago, represent piglets.
- Roba La Gallina is a chicken thief (usually in drag) who gives candy to kids.
- Los Taimáscaros, from Puerto Plata, represent la Republica’s Indigenous Taínos.
- Guloyas, from San Pedro de Macorís, represent the African Diaspora.
- Los Pintaos, from Barahona, are splashed with color to represent Maroons, the Africans who freed themselves by escaping to the mountains.
- Los Alí Babá were oriental costumes.
There will be cars converted into mobile sound systems. Stand back because the sound waves can actually knock you over.
Dress for hot sun. Wear a hat and bring some water, or some cash to buy water on the street. We bring ear plugs to the parade. It can be very loud.
By the end of the parade, you will probably be sunburned, tired, thirsty, hungry and really happy. Have a great time. ¡Quisquieya!