BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor For World Liberty TV
The Dominican Day Parade (DDP) revealed the names of 23 extraordinary Dominicans driving change across the fields of science, health, public service, arts, business, law, philanthropy, education and other fields, who will be honored at this year’s benefit gala and parade.
Award recipients have contributed to all aspects of our society both in the United States and in the Dominican Republic. Gala Honorees and talent who will perform at the gala and parade will be unveiled and announced in the coming weeks.
Maria Khury, The Dominican Day Parade’s Chair said, “Our Board of Directors extends their congratulations to our distinguished award recipients. Each one has encouraged our youth to excel in their future endeavors. We have selected exemplary individuals that are the pillars of many communities. Our mission in continuing to support our youth is for them to follow their path.”
The Dominican Day Parade, Inc. is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, that organizes the annual parade and festivities that promote the richness of the culture, folklore and popular traditions of the Dominican Republic. The organization strives to provide an understanding of the heritage and contributions of the Dominican community in the United States and throughout the world. The 2018 Parade will take place on Sunday, August 12th along the Avenue of the Americas.
Parade sponsors include (list in formation): Uber, JetBlue, Goya, Delta, Telemundo, 1199-SEIU, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Acacia Network, Local 100-TWU, Anheuser Busch, Coca Cola, Emblem Health, Metroplus, Columbia University and Patrick Jenkins Associates.
Mayor Bill De Blasio held the Dominican Day Parade Reception at Gracie Mansion , alongside Chirlane McCray, New York’s First Lady. Many politicians were on hand, officers from Police ,FDNY and many Government agencies, with Dominican Background were in attendance and close to 2000 people were in attendance to enjoy the festivities leading up to the Dominican Day Parade 2018.
The Honoree was Prince Royce, Pop performer who was presented a proclamation by Mayor Bill De Blasio, Proclaiming Thursday Aug 9th 2018 , The Prince Royce Day.
Dominican Day Parade: The 36th annual Dominican Day Parade will take place Sunday, August 12th, at 12:00pm. The parade takes place rain or shine. More than 10,000 companies and individuals march to celebrate the heritage and culture of the Dominican Republic. Celebrate with us!
Prince Royce: Pop performer known for the singles “Stand by Me” and “Corazón Sin Cara,” which both hit #1 on the Billboard Tropical Songs Chart. His 2013 album featuring the chart topping single “Darte un Beso” debuted at #1 in the US and in Puerto Rico and was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
Gracie Mansion: Archibald Gracie Mansion (commonly called Gracie Mansion) is the official residence of the Mayor of the City of New York. Built in 1799, it is located in Carl Schurz Park, at East End Avenue and 88th Street in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan. The mansion overlooks Hell Gate channel in the East River.