Happy Puerto Rican Day Parade!!!

Happy Puerto Rican Day Parade!!!

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mysterysilence

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#1 Jun 9, 2013
Haven't gone in years wish I was there today hope all the New Yorkers and non New Yorkers that travel from different states enjoy it.

mysterysilence

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#2 Jun 9, 2013
HISTORY
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) takes place annually along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, on the second Sunday in June, in honor of the nearly 4 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico and over 4 million people of Puerto Rican birth or heritage residing in the United States.

Originally, the Desfile Puertorriqueño, Inc., was born of the imperative necessity of translating Puerto Rican achievements into a visible demonstration of the strength of the Puerto Rican community, in order to organize and support our Latino counterparts. The first parade was held on Sunday, April 13, 1958, in Spanish Harlem “El Barrio”; subsequently, the organization found its new home along Fifth Avenue in New York City.

In 1995, the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) organization, was formed from its predecessor, the New York Puerto Rican Parade, when Dr. Ramón S. Vélez and the parade board envisioned a national concept for demonstrating the cultural pride of our community. Among the NPRDP founding members, Madelyn Lugo and Maria Román Dumén still remain active board members. This new organizational structure not only broadened the scale of the parade itself but enhanced its ability to promote cultural awareness, education, leadership and community engagement among Puerto Ricans.

Annually, the NPRDP hosts over fifteen major events throughout the city including educational and scholarship receptions, music festivals, health walkathons, Sports Event Juegos Boricuas, Golden Age Fiesta for seniors, and our search for Miss Puerto Rico.

In 2007, we celebrated our 50th Anniversary with more than 100,000 marching participants and nearly three million spectators along the parade route. The parade continues to attract prominent leaders in the Puerto Rican community including celebrities like Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, El Gran Combo, Geraldo Rivera, Rosie Perez and many more.

The parade marches along Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 79th Street and has grown to become the largest demonstration of ethnic pride in the nation. The parade is a cultural icon and a part of the cultural fabric of New York City.
MISSION
The NPRDP was established to create national awareness of Puerto Rican contributions. Our mission is to empower the Puerto Rican community through promoting economic development, education, social advancement and environmental awareness. We have a responsibility to inspire our youth and instill a strong sense of self worth and pride in our community.

mysterysilence

Since: Dec 12

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#3 Jun 9, 2013
New York's own Puerto Rican Day Parade is, in fact, the city's largest parade and second biggest public celebration after the Labor Day West Indian American Day Carnival in Brooklyn.

Since: Sep 12

Culpeper, VA

#4 Jun 9, 2013
Wow! haven't gone in such a long time;since I was a little kid, had lots of fun.I would like to go next year.

Since: Oct 12

Marlboro, NJ

#5 Jun 9, 2013
I think it's become an embarrassment. It makes Puerto Ricans and people of Puerto Rican origin look classless, ignorant, and materialistic.

It gives all sorts of people an excuse to hate on Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans.

Since: Oct 12

Marlboro, NJ

#6 Jun 9, 2013
How many people know that we have a Puerto Rican US Supreme Court justice? How many people know about the hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans who have served in our military? What about all the ways that Puerto Rico has culturally enriched our nation?

That is what people should think of. Instead they will think of this parade.

Since: Oct 12

Marlboro, NJ

#7 Jun 9, 2013
www.nytimes.com/2013/06/08/nyregion/as-puerto...
^ great article, check out the comments.

mysterysilence

Since: Dec 12

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#8 Jun 9, 2013
Yes I use to go every year since I was a baby LOL. I haven't gone in three years.. I remember having to be there before 8:00 A.M. to get a good spot. I wanted to go, but got up too late after 12 forget it you can't see anything but people's heads. There was a parade in Hartford but when you compare it to the one In New York there's no comparison, I heard it was good but didn't go to that one either.

mysterysilence

Since: Dec 12

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#9 Jun 9, 2013
LongIslander, some people make a fool of themselves in the Puerto Rican parade, while others go and are very knowledgeable about their heritage, I'm not at all embarrassed. My family that came from Puerto Rico to visit have gone to the parade and liked it and have a lot of knowledge about their culture, history etc.

I like parades not just the PR parade. When there's millions of people in parades there will be fights there are going to be all sorts of people that's to be expected.

I go to have a good time..the parade is not going to teach you history it's there to celebrate.

How is it making us look bad? Why because some knuckle heads and assholes don't know how to act in public? There's millions of people that go keep that in mind.

mysterysilence

Since: Dec 12

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#10 Jun 9, 2013
There's always going to be criticism about the Puerto Rican Day Parade I've heard it all. People don't embarrass me they embarrass themselves, If I live by how others conduct and how many people hate Puerto Ricans with or without a parade I will completely negate my heritage and not claim my roots. Heck, even some island Puerto Ricans hate the Puerto Ricans that live in the U.S. it's life. My nationality does not define me as a person. I enjoyed the PR parade haven't gone in a couple of years but I'm not going to bow my head down just because of controversy and some people acting ruthless.
El Cacique

Bronx, NY

#11 Jun 9, 2013
Good afternoon ya'll

Live Puerto Rican day parade streaming

http://www.earthcam.com/events/puertoricanpar...

Enjoy
El Cacique

Bronx, NY

#12 Jun 9, 2013
mysterysilence wrote:
There's always going to be criticism about the Puerto Rican Day Parade I've heard it all. People don't embarrass me they embarrass themselves, If I live by how others conduct and how many people hate Puerto Ricans with or without a parade I will completely negate my heritage and not claim my roots. Heck, even some island Puerto Ricans hate the Puerto Ricans that live in the U.S. it's life. My nationality does not define me as a person. I enjoyed the PR parade haven't gone in a couple of years but I'm not going to bow my head down just because of controversy and some people acting ruthless.
Well said.

mysterysilence

Since: Dec 12

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#13 Jun 9, 2013
http://youtu.be/QBuueYkmYVI

Hector Lavoe

Mi Gente

Since: Sep 12

Culpeper, VA

#14 Jun 9, 2013
mysterysilence wrote:
There's always going to be criticism about the Puerto Rican Day Parade I've heard it all. People don't embarrass me they embarrass themselves, If I live by how others conduct and how many people hate Puerto Ricans with or without a parade I will completely negate my heritage and not claim my roots. Heck, even some island Puerto Ricans hate the Puerto Ricans that live in the U.S. it's life. My nationality does not define me as a person. I enjoyed the PR parade haven't gone in a couple of years but I'm not going to bow my head down just because of controversy and some people acting ruthless.
True,very true.

Since: Sep 12

Culpeper, VA

#15 Jun 9, 2013
mysterysilence wrote:
LongIslander, some people make a fool of themselves in the Puerto Rican parade, while others go and are very knowledgeable about their heritage, I'm not at all embarrassed. My family that came from Puerto Rico to visit have gone to the parade and liked it and have a lot of knowledge about their culture, history etc.
I like parades not just the PR parade. When there's millions of people in parades there will be fights there are going to be all sorts of people that's to be expected.
I go to have a good time..the parade is not going to teach you history it's there to celebrate.
How is it making us look bad? Why because some knuckle heads and assholes don't know how to act in public? There's millions of people that go keep that in mind.
It is a day for fun,and entertainment.And be proud of our PR heritage.

mysterysilence

Since: Dec 12

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#16 Jun 9, 2013
Good Afternoon, cacique. Traffic has to be crazy man. I use to leave my car parked and take the train and walk a lot.

Since: Sep 12

Culpeper, VA

#17 Jun 9, 2013
El Cacique wrote:
Good afternoon ya'll
Live Puerto Rican day parade streaming
http://www.earthcam.com/events/puertoricanpar...
Enjoy
Good Afternoon,Cacique

Since: Sep 12

Culpeper, VA

#18 Jun 9, 2013
Good Afternoon,Mys

mysterysilence

Since: Dec 12

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#19 Jun 9, 2013
Nube, did you ever go to the one in NY or is there one near you?

Since: Sep 12

Culpeper, VA

#20 Jun 9, 2013
mysterysilence wrote:
Nube, did you ever go to the one in NY or is there one near you?
The one in NY when I was a little kid.There is no PR parade here.The closest one would be in Philly.I would like to go to there as well for the PR parade.

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