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Dominican Day Parade in NY: Hacia Delante!

New York City celebrated the heritage and contributions of the Dominican community in America with the Dominican Day Parade on August 8th in Midtown Manhattan.
Due to the pandemic, the event format was a small-scale hybrid this year, with virtual speeches and in-person marches.

Because of the rising concern for Covid’s delta variant, the number of floats was limited. The crowds on the sidewalks were somewhat sparse if compared to the usual numbers.

Dominican Day Parade: Hacia Delante!
Dominican Day Parade

Nevertheless, a mix of bachata, reggaeton and merengue was able to create a much-needed joyful atmosphere.

Dominican Day Parade: Hacia Delante!
Dominican Day Parade in NY

People were singing, dancing, and waving Dominican flags while wearing red, white, and blue clothes, hats, necklaces. Some rain showers didn’t ruin the fiesta.

Dominican Day Parade: Hacia Delante!
Floats in the Dominican Day Parade

This year’s motto of the event was “Hacia Delante and Move Forward” in recognition of the dedication and perseverance of Dominicans in New York.

Dominican pride
Dominican pride

The parade started on 43rd street and went up to 53rd street on Avenue of the Americas.

police in the parade
Start of the parade

The annual Parade is celebrated on the second Sunday of August to honor the beginning of the “Second Independence” War, la Guerra de la Restauracion.

crowds in the parade
Crowds enjoying the celebration

Dominican Day Parade 2019 coverage.

Dominican Day Parade: Hacia Delante!
Avenue of the Americas

More parades this year

Dominican Day Parade: Hacia Delante!
NYPD band
Believe in your ASSets
getting ready
Pre parade
Action in the Dominican Parade
In the middle of the action
Before the Dominican parade
Getting ready for the parade


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