36th Annual Dominican Day Parade “Our Youth, Our Future.” NYC-2018

BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor For World Liberty TV

One of the city’s largest cultural celebrations will make its way through Midtown Sunday during the 36th annual Dominican Day Parade.

Italian American Governor of New York State

Governor Andrew Cuomo marching

The streets will be filled with bachata, merengue, colorful floats and costumes, with thousands of people expected to participate.

Myor of New York City

Mayor Bill De Blasio marching in DDP

The parade starts at noon on Sixth Avenue and West 36th Street, and will make its way up to West 56th Street. The theme of this year’s parade is “Our Youth, Our Future. “Ambassadors were chosen because of their impact on the youth in the community.

Blind and Black Governor of NYC

Dr.Abbey with Governor David Patterson & DDP Board member


Dominicans Largest Hispanic Group living in NY

Close to 1 million people in attendance at Dominican 2018 Parade

Singer and Bronx native Prince Royce is this year’s Grand Marshal. During the weekend, Prince Royce celebrated his Dominican heritage after being elected the grand marshal of the Dominican Day Parade in New York.

New York City Comptroller

Maria Khury & DDP officers honored by NYCC Scott Stringer

Royce received a recognition from the mayor of the city, Bill de Blasio, and participated as part of the parade.

LGBTQ Community of Santo Domingo

Dr.Abbey with Guests at Dominican Day Parade 2018

The Dominican Day Parade in New York City started in 1982 as a small celebration with concerts and cultural events in Washington Heights section of Manhattan.

Dominican Descent Female NYPD Officer

Dr.Abbey with Chief Nilda Hofmann of Community Affairs NYPD

Organized by Dominican American community leaders, the parade is held annually each August on 6th Avenue. Similar parades, but of lesser scale, are held every year in Haverstraw, New York, Paterson, New Jersey, Boston, and along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx.

Dominican Day Parade Honorees 2018

Dr.Abbey with 2018 Honorees for DDP

The newly formed Dominican Day Parade, Inc. is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3, non-partisan organization in formation that organizes the annual parade and festivities. The organization strives to provide an understanding of the heritage and contributions of the Dominican community in America and throughout the world.

Dominican Fashion Designer

Dr.Abbey Michele Reynoso Designer & her friend

The mission of the Dominican Day Parade, Inc. is to celebrate the richness of the Dominican culture, folklore and popular traditions.

Carlito Rapper From Santo Domingo

Dr. Abbey With Rapper Carlito

The Dominican Day Parade is celebrated on the second Sunday of August to honor the start of the war for the “Second Independence” (La Guerra de la Restauracion). Under the leadership of General Gregorio Luperon, the war was ultimately won from Spain.

New York State Assembly Member

Dr.Abbey with Marcos A. Crespo NYS Assembly Member & George Hulse of Healthfirst

In 1844, the Dominican Republic secured its independence from Haiti and became a sovereign state until 1861. Under the leadership of General Pedro Santana, segments of the Dominican population sought to annex the Republic back to Spain and did so during March 18, 1861.

Supporter of Dominican Community

Eric Adams Brooklyn BP Making remarks

On August 16, 1863, the start of the war for the “Second Independence,” General Luperon led his troops into battle. Ultimately, the Dominican Republic was re-established, free from Spain, on March 3, 1865.

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