Press conference for BX Puerto Rican Day Parade

Newly appointed parade chairwoman Alexa Tirado (l) with artist Candela.
Photo by Miriam Quin

The committee Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade held a press conference on Tuesday, September 17 at Havana Cafe, 1247 Castle Hill Avenue. The parade, which was held on Sunday, September 22 and kicked off on Grand Concourse and East 167th Street, 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.

(l-r) Newly appointed parade chairwoman Alexa Tirado, new vice president Luis Alonso, district leader Tommy Torres, new president Maribel Mercado and artist Soundboy Ariel Cartagena.
Photo by Miriam Quin

(left) Maria’s Pet Shop & Grooming owner Maria Agrinsonis (l) with 2017 1st princess Jessica Sanchez-Aviles.

(l-r) Newly appointed treasurer Al Heywood, new president Maribel Mercado and new vice president Luis Alonso.
Photo by Miriam Quin

(right) (l-r) Newly appointed treasurer Al Heywood, new president Maribel Mercado and new vice president Luis Alonso.

Maria’s Pet Shop & Grooming owner Maria Agrinsonis (l) with 2017 1st princess Jessica Sanchez-Aviles.
Photo by Miriam Quin

Dr. Jose Luis Cruz, executive vice chancellor and university provost at Lehman College.
Photo by Miriam Quin

(l-r) Newly appointed parade chairwoman Alexia Tirado, Emeritus chairman Francisco Gonzalez and newly appointed parade president Maribel Mercado.
Photo by Miriam Quin

WNBC Today anchor Darlene Rodriguez, honored for the TV Personality of the Year, with 2017 1st princess Marisabel Soto.
Photo by Miriam Quin

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