National Puerto Rican Day Parade

America’s Largest Cultural Celebration The National Puerto Rican Day Parade – Sunday June 9, 2024 The National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) is the largest demonstration of cultural pride in the nation. Now in its 67th year, the parade takes place from 44th Street to 79th Street along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, in honor of the 3.5 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico and over 5 million people residing in the United States.​ Reborn in 2014, our programs and events focus on promoting Culture, Arts and Education, with special tributes to…

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Cleveland Puerto Rican Parade and Cultural Festival

cleveland puerto rican parade

A parade celebration of Puerto Rican arts and culture has been observed by Cleveland’s Puerto Ricans each summer since the late 60s. Its purpose has been to bring together the city’s residents and to educate the community about the rich Puerto Rican culture. The Puerto Rican Parade of Greater Cleveland carries a strong history of cultural awareness, pride, and education, led by a resilient community who’s love for their homeland, spirit of freedom, justice, and unity have never wavered.  After over 50 years, when the Parade’s founders first celebrated their Puerto Rican heritage in the City of Cleveland,…

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San Juan Bautista Parade

The mission of the Parada San Juan Bautista, Inc. is to create solidarity and harmony within the entire community. This is experienced at the grassroots level within the religious and educational community, the business and government sector at the city, county and state levels. Its success in bringing together people from different cultures and background has integrated our activities and events into the social fiber of the city and surrounding communities. The Parada San Juan Bautista, Inc. is incorporated as a 501©3 tax exempted, non profit charitable corporation with approximately 30…

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We’re All Instruments Of Knowledge

We’re All Instruments Of Knowledge Most recently, I witnessed a young man speak of how he has felt segregated from the Hispanic community because he was mixed Puerto Rican and black, and did not know where to turn. Others have written me with similar stories explaining how they have experienced feelings of isolation, and discomfort once in a circle of fellow Latino peers. One might be amazed as to how many Puerto Ricans go through such ordeals, and how difficult it can be for especially a young Hispanic to be…

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Life as a Latina

Life as a Latina No matter what part of the world I have lived in, I have always celebrated, and have taken pride in my Puerto Rican heritage. As many young Puerto Rican Americans in the country may relate to, bilingualism has had its ups and downs, but the question still stands, are you any more Puerto Rican than the other if you do not speak the Spanish language? Personally, I speak both English and Spanish wonderfully, yet in my circle of hispanic friends, there is a variation in who…

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