Annual BX PR Parade held on Grand Concourse

Urban Health float with parade godmother Paloma Hernandez, wearing the white sash.
Photo by Miriam Quin

The 33rd annual Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade was held on Sunday, September 22 along the Grand Concourse from East 164th to East 173rd streets. The event was hosted by Artie and sponsored by Ridgewood Savings Bank, MetroPlus, Bronx Care, Urban Health and Teddy Cars. Darlene Rodriguez, co-anchor of WNBC’s Today in New York, was a special guest.

Brianna Fernandez, 2019 concursante.
Photo by Miriam Quin

(1) Urban Health float with parade godmother Paloma Hernandez, wearing the white sash.

(l-r) Senior parade queen Cookie, parade vice president Luis Alonso and parade board member Gloria Rodriguez.
Photo by Miriam Quin

(2) New parade chairwoman Alex Tirado with Councilman Mark Gjonaj.

Officer of the year Nilda Hoffman.
Photo by Miriam Quin

(3) Nya, second princess of the parade, waves a Puerto Rican flag on a float.

The Ancers Dreamzzz group.
Photo by Miriam Quin

(4) National Gold Star mother (l) Emily Toro and parade board member Gloria Rodriguez.

Parents of the Ancers Dreamzzz group.
Photo by Miriam Quin

(5) Brianna Fernandez, 2019 concursante.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony beforehand with parade board member Gloria Rodriguez, singer Candela, Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, parade godmother Paloma Hernandez, Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, parade grand marshal Jose Luis Cruz, new parade chairwoman Alexa Tirado, new parade president Maribel Mercado and others.
Photo by Miriam Quin

(6) (l-r) Senior parade queen Cookie, parade vice president Luis Alonso and parade board member Gloria Rodriguez.

The past years’ royal court queens and princesses, including Michelle Pinto, Rosemary Colon, Rebecca Carrion, Kaitlyn Diaz, Ciara Aviles, Marisabel Soto, Jade Rivera and Bernice Torres.
Photo by Miriam Quin

(7) Ribbon-cutting ceremony beforehand with parade board member Gloria Rodriguez, singer Candela, Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, parade godmother Paloma Hernandez, Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, parade grand marshal Jose Luis Cruz, new parade chairwoman Alexa Tirado, new parade president Maribel Mercado and others.

New parade chairwoman Alex Tirado with Councilman Mark Gjonaj.
Photo by Miriam Quin

(8) The parade’s past royal court queens and princesses, including Michelle Pinto, Rosemary Colon, Rebecca Carrion, Kaitlyn Diaz, Ciara Aviles, Marisabel Soto, Jade Rivera and Bernice Torres.

Bronx LGBT Expo CEO Albert Rodriguez, Fabio Sardo, Steven Lamar Monroe, founder Jose Ramon, Luis Torres and GNote Entertainment brand ambassador Egypt LaBeija hold a banner displaying Puerto Rico pride, allies and new pride flags.
Photo by Miriam Quin

(9) Young boy plays the drums at the parade.

Young boy plays the drums at the parade.
Photo by Miriam Quin

(10) Officer of the year Nilda Hoffman.

National Gold Star mother (l) Emily Toro and parade board member Gloria Rodriguez.
Photo by Miriam Quin

(11) The Ancers Dreamzzz group.

Parade second princess Nya.
Photo by Miriam Quin

(12) Parents of the Ancers Dreamzzz group.

Spunky Kids Entertainment group.
Photo by Miriam Quin

(13) Bronx LGBT Expo CEO Albert Rodriguez, Fabio Sardo, Steven Lamar Monroe, founder Jose Ramon, Luis Torres and GNote Entertainment brand ambassador Egypt LaBeija hold a banner displaying Puerto Rico pride, allies and new pride flags.

(14) Spunky Kids Entertainment group.

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