THIS WEEKEND, THE NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE
KICKS OFF 2014 CELEBRATION THREE KEY EVENTS
Lead Events Include the 152nd Street Festival,
Rising Star Challenge and the Annual Mass
Parade Organizers Encourage Community to Participate in Food Drive and
Extend an Invitation to Puerto Rican Veterans
May 29, 2014, New York City – This weekend marks the kick-off of the newly revamped National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP); one that will focus on celebrating Puerto Rican arts, culture and education with pride, dignity and honor. The following provides details on the key events for Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1, including calls-to-action for the Puerto Rican community:
152 Street Festival: A Cultural Celebration for the Entire Family that Aims to Help Feed Our Neighbors
The 152nd Street Festival takes place between Jackson and Union Streets in the Bronx, from 11am to 3pm, on Saturday, May 31st. Activities will include musical and dance performances, a Children’s Pavilion with activities just for kids and a workout led by Olympian and professional boxer, Felix Verdejo. In partnership with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, the Parade will be conducting a food drive and is encouraging the public to bring non-perishable food items for donation. Goya Foods has pledged to match donations collected with up to 5,000 pounds of product. Donations will go to Latino communities to help fight food insecurity.
NPRDP Rising Star Challenge Promotes Professional Development and Empowerment in our Youth
The inaugural Rising Stars Challenge, in partnership with Macy’s and Siempre Mujer magazine, will take place at the Macy’s Queens Center, Woman’s Department on the second floor, beginning at 2pm, on Saturday, May 31st. This will be the final round of the scholarship competition, where one young lady and one young man will be crowned as Princess and Prince of this year’s Parade.
Annual Parade Mass – Uniting the Religious Community in Worship and Thanksgiving
The Annual Parade Mass at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral will begin at 4pm on Sunday, June 1. As part of the food drive in partnership with Catholic Charities, the Parade encourages those attending the Mass to bring non-perishable food items, which will be collected at the Mass.
Encouraging Puerto Rican Veterans to Join in Honoring the Historic 65th Infantry Regiment
The 2014 National Puerto Rican Day Parade will take place on Sunday, June 8th at 11am on New York’s Fifth Avenue, from E 44th to E 79th Streets. The NPRDP invites all Puerto Rican veterans to march in this year’s Parade. To participate veterans can register on the Parade website, www.NPRDPinc.org, and bring the registration number to a tent on the corner of 6th Avenue and 46th Street to participate.
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