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Puerto Rican National Day Parade Returns to Fifth Avenue | Watch live on Channel 7 and abc7NY

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) – The 65th annual Puerto Rican National Day Parade is making a comeback in New York City after the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the festivities for the past two years.

The nation’s largest display of cultural pride marches down New York’s Fifth Avenue from 43rd Street to 79th Street on Sunday, June 12, starting at 11 a.m.

The celebration will air live on WABC-TV, Channel 7, beginning at noon EDT, and the parade will also air on ABC affiliate station in Puerto Rico, Telecinco (Channel 5) and stream on the station’s website, abc7NY.com, and free station news and connected TV apps on Amazon FireTV, Android TV, Apple TV, and Roku.

The Parade Scholarship Gala fundraiser was held Saturday night at the Central Park Zoo.

Eyewitness News anchor Joe Torres was there.

Since 2014, the Parade Scholarship Program has awarded over $1.2 million to Puerto Rican students.

Learn more here in this press release from the parade organizers and visit them at nprdpinc.org.

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US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will serve as grand marshal.

Cardona, the 12th U.S. Secretary of Education, has dedicated his career to serving students, educators, and families as an elementary teacher, school principal, district administrator, and most recently as a commissioner. to Connecticut State Education.

His focus on equity and excellence for all learners has guided his work at all levels of the education sector, and he has led the federal government‘s efforts to help states reopen America’s public schools for the first time. in-person learning amid the pandemic recovery — going from just 46% of schools open when President Joe Biden took office to nearly 100% of schools open today.

Under his leadership, the U.S. Department of Education also distributed historic funding through the U.S. Bailout to support K-12 schools and colleges and awarded more than $13 billion in rebates. student loan.

Cardona earned a bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State University as well as a master’s and doctoral degree from the University of Connecticut. He and his wife Marissa are the proud parents of two children who attend public school.

The NPRDP celebrates its 65th anniversary
The 2022 parade will be dedicated to the Municipality of Cidra and the Puerto Rican community of the Greater Philadelphia area.

Groups interested in participating in the 152nd Street Parade and Cultural Festival can apply online at NPRDPinc.org

On Sunday, June 12, the NPRDP will celebrate 65 years of showcasing the best of Puerto Rican culture, achievement and heritage with music, dance and colorful displays of cultural pride in front of approximately 1.5 million spectators. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) Board of Directors announces details of its grand return to New York’s Fifth Avenue. The NPRDP serves to unite approximately 8 million Puerto Ricans living in all 50 states and Puerto Rico in cultural pride and tradition.

“This is a pivotal year for the parade, and our return to Fifth Avenue is another sign that NYC and the Puerto Rican community are strong, resilient and as vibrant as ever, said the chairman of the board. NPRDP administration, Louis Maldonado. “The NPRDP Board of Directors invites all Boricuas from the New York area, Puerto Rico and throughout the patria extendida (diaspora) to join us on June 12 to exclaim ¡WEPA! and sing ‘Qué bonita bandera’, as we have been doing for the past 64 years.”

Over the past two years, the NPRDP Board of Directors has continued the annual tradition by moving to smaller processions on Fifth Avenue and 2-hour television specials airing on ABC7 in New York and Telecinco in Puerto Rico. , which helped the Puerto Rican community celebrate virtually. Groups interested in participating in the 2022 parade should visit the “Floats & Contingents” page on the parade’s website, NPRDPinc.org/floats, for details and instructions for completing an online application. All contingents and tanks must have cultural elements as part of their display.

The 2022 parade will be dedicated to the Municipality of Cidra, Puerto Rico. Known as the Pueblo de la Eterna Primavera (City of Eternal Spring), Cidra is located in the central and mountainous region of the island and is home to around 40,000 cidreños. The honored community in the United States will be the Greater Philadelphia area, home to more than 250,000 Puerto Ricans living in communities in Philadelphia, Berks and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania; as well as Camden, Atlantic and Cumberland counties in New Jersey and Wilmington, Delaware. Additional themes, tributes and individual winners for the 2022 celebration will be announced over the coming weeks.

The NPRDP Board of Directors thanks the following sponsors and media partners for their support in making the 65th Annual Celebration possible: Manhattan Beer Distributors, The Walt Disney Company and

ABC7 New York, Verizon Wireless, SEIU 1199, Miranda Family Foundation, Mets Foundation, The Coca-Cola Company, Acacia Network, City University of New York, HBO Max, Pepsico, Popular Bank, Pfizer, Liberty Coca-Cola, NBC4 and Telemundo New York, Univision, Door Dash, Montefiore, Rainbow Apparel and MetroPlus Health.”

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152nd Street Festival
Kicking off the celebration of 2022 will be the NPRDP’s 152nd Street Cultural Festival, May 28 on 152nd Street between Jackson and Tinton Avenues in the Bronx. The festival is a family event that makes the celebration more accessible to local communities by showcasing artisans, cultural activities, food, music, entertainment for adults and children.

Applications for the 152nd Street Cultural Festival are being accepted from artisans, community groups, vendors and sponsors who wish to participate. Additional event details and instructions for completing an online vendor application are available at NPRDPinc.org/152nd-street-festival.

Fundraising gala for the NPRDP scholarship program
On Saturday, June 11, the NPRDP will host a fundraising gala at the Central Park Zoo in support of the NPRDP scholarship program. Since 2014, the NPRDP has awarded over $1.2 million to Puerto Rican students going to college. The Fundraising Gala brings together award winners, community leaders, elected officials and corporate sponsors to celebrate Puerto Rican achievements while supporting students in pursuit of higher education. For tickets, visit NPRDPinc.org/gala. Proceeds from gala ticket sales will benefit the NPRDP scholarship program.

In addition to the gala, the NPRDP is using technology to raise funds for its scholarship program through a collaboration with Mowsse, one of the first independent digital marketplaces for crypto collectibles and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Mowsse selected the National Puerto Rican National Day Parade Scholarship Fund as its first philanthropic investment.

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