The Panamanian Day Parade is the biggest celebration of Panamanian culture outside of Panama.
2018 Panamanian Day Parade
The 23rd Panamanian Day Parade in Crown Heights, Brooklyn is Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11 am.
2018 Panamanian Day Parade Theme
The 2018 Parade honors the Panamanian province of Colon.
2018 Panamanian Parade Gala Fundraiser
The 2018 Parade Gala is at Giando on the Water on the East River in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 7 – 11 pm. $120 – $150
Meet the 2018 honorees and leaders of New York City’s Panamanian community.
Willie Panama and his Orchestra will play Panamanian classics for dancing.
Giando on the Water
400 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
2018 Panamanian Day Parade Assembly & Ceremony
The Parade assembles at Bergen St and Franklin Ave in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Parade participants assemble at 9 am.
The Parade’s opening ceremony is at 10 am.
2018 Panamanian Day Parade Route
The Parade starts at Bergen St and Franklin Ave in Crown Heights, Brooklyn at 11 am – about 2:30 pm.
- Marches down Franklin Ave to President St.
- Turns west on President St to Classon Ave and the Street Fair.
- Turns north on Classon Ave and ends at Eastern Parkway.
2018 Panamanian Day Parade Honorees
International Grand Marshal
Mayor of Colón, Panama.
Ms. Dora Nurse
The former banker and President of Ballet Folklorico Panameno Norberto Basilio Mowatt was born in Bethania, Panama City.
Ms. Jean Gould
The former fashion designer is known for designing Panamanian polleras (colonial Spanish dresses) for Panamanian cultural organizations and quinceañeras. She was born in Bocas Del Toro, Panama.
- Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
- Mr. Kevin Daley
- Professor Dorotea Small
- Ms. Hilda Diez
- Reporter Delfia Cortez
- In Memory
- Mr. William Howard
- Detective Omar Edwards
- Apostle Guillermo Martino
2018 Panamanian Day Parade Street Fair
The Street Fair is at President St and Classon Ave from 11 am – 6 pm.
The Panamanian Day Parade is produced by the Day of Independence Committee of Panamanians in New York, Inc. For more information, visit www.dicpny.org