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National Puerto Rican Day Parade is America’s biggest celebration of PR culture

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade celebrates America’s Puerto Rican culture in New York City on the second Sunday in June. Take your flag and wave it!!!


60th National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2017

The 2017 parade is Sunday, June 11 starting at 11am. It will be broadcast live at 12 noon on Channel 7 and streamed online at www.abc7ny.com

For forms and more information, visit www.nprdpinc.org

Parade Scholarships

Part of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade’s mission is to fund scholarships for promising high school seniors and college students of Puerto Rican descent. The Parade awards one hundred $2,000 scholarships. The scholarships also provide networking and mentoring opportunities.

Scholarship applications for the 2017 Parade were originally due Monday, February 20, 2017, but have now been extended until March 31, 2017.

Winners will be announced at the NPRDP Education Leadership Awards at Time Warner Center on May 25th.

Participating in the Parade

Applications to participate in the parade were due April 24, but have been extended until Friday, May 12.

Annual Golf Outing

The 2nd annual Golf Outing is at Pelham Bay Golf Course in The Bronx, Monday, May 15, 2017. All proceeds benefit the National Puerto Rican Day Parade Youth Educational Scholarship Fund.

Gala Banquet

The Gala Banquet is at the New York Hilton Midtown, Friday, June 9.

Parade Weekend

The entire weekend is a Puerto Rican Party. You might also like the New York Salsa Festival at Barclays Center in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, on Saturday, June 11.

2017 Honorees

The Grand Marshal is Gilberto Santa Rosa “El Caballero de la Salsa”

The Madrina is Iris Chacón.

Trailblazer in Music and Arts is Yandel.

The Parade will honor the Puerto Rican National Baseball Team.

The Parade will honor actor Modesto Lacén.

Lin-Manuel Miranda helped design the Boricua t-shirt.

Bobby Cruz will be honored for Lifetime Achievement in music.

59th National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2016

The party starts Friday with a Gala at the New York Hilton Midtown where Salsa singer Andy Montañez will perform, continues Saturday with the 32nd New York Salsa Festival at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and ends with the parade.

The 2016 parade marches up Fifth Ave from 44th to 79th St on Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 11am-5pm. The parade will be broadcast live on WABC-TV channel 7 from 12-4pm. It will be streamed live online at www.abc7ny.com.

2016’s theme is “Un Pueblo, Muchas Voces” (One Nation, Many Voices).

2016 Honorees

International singer Ednita Nazario is the parade’s Grand Marshal. New York Knicks basketball player Carmelo Anthony and actress Rosario Dawson are the parade’s King and Queen. Actor Adam Rodriguez (CSI: Miami) is the parade’s Padrino (Godfather). Actress Giselle Blondet is the parade’s Madrina.

Outstanding Boricua

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

Boricua Superstar

Jeimy Osorio

Orgullo Puertorriqueño

Pedro Julio Serrano, 2016


Lynda Baquero
Maxine Ashley
Nilda Rosario
Alberto Rullán
Liliana Ayende
Joel Santiago

Special Recognition

Luis Jorge Rivera Herrera
Orlando “El Fenómeno” Cruz, boxer
Ada Conde & Yvonne Alvarez

Education Leadership

Juanita Diaz-Cotto, PhD,
Raquel Ortiz-Rodriguez, PhD
Sonia Manzano, Honorary

Corporate Trailblazer

Emilio Estefan

Lifetime Achievement

Barbara Herr
Candy Maldonado
Andy Montañez
Dr. Rosalina “Talín” Ramos

Rising Star

Danitza Vázquez
Francisco Proskauer Valerio