BX PR Parade festival held on Grand Concourse

(l-r) Newly appointed parade vice president Luis Alonso, newly appointed president Maribel Mercado, new chairwoman Alexa Tirado, Francisco Gonzalez, Assemblyman Jose Rivera and freestyle artist Artie Rodriguez.
Photo by Miriam Quin

The Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade kicked off at Grand Concourse and East 167th Street on Sunday, September 22. The parade was sponsored by Havana Cafe, Metro Plus Health Plan, Bronx Care, Teddy Nissan Cars, Urban Health Plan, Good Heart Helping Hands, Ridgewood Savings Bank and Corona. The press conference preceding the parade took place on Tuesday, September 17 at Havana Cafe, 1247 Castle Hill Avenue.

El Hip Hop Jibarito Soundboy Cartagena.
Photo by Miriam Quin

Board members Queen, Iris and (c) Gloria Rodriguez.
Photo by Miriam Quin

Artist Candela shows his Puerto Rican pride.
Photo by Miriam Quin

(l-r) Newly appointed parade chairwoman Alexa Tirado, Assemblyman Jose Rivera, Emeritus chairman Francisco Gonzalez and board member Gloria Rodriguez.
Photo by Miriam Quin

Parade board members with the 1st prince and princess winners from 2017.
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Freestyle artists Artie Rodriguez (l) and Maribel Mercado.
Photo by Miriam Quin

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