This year the National Puerto Rican Parade celebrates Puerto Ricans and Higher Education. It is through education that the community can continue to progress. Higher education is a source of empowerment that greatly improves the social and financial conditions of individuals aspiring to better their lives. The Parade's theme will showcase the educational achievements of Puerto Ricans and continue to encourage further growth.
Wonderful weather is expected to draw huge crowds to Sunday's National Puerto Rican Day Parade. The 55th Annual celebration begins at 11A and run north on Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 79th Street.
President Felix Matos Rodriguez, Hostos Community College in the Bronx, will serve Grand Marshall and emphasize the parade's theme of empowerment through education.
Several Puerto Rican celebrities, including salsa singer Frankie Negron and Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (known for his salsa-inspired touchdown dances), will also be in attendance.
The forecast is for 80-degree weather under a cloudless sky, but for those who want to avoid the crowd can catch live parade broadcasts on FOX and MY9. So, come, or tune in to wave the Puerto Rican flag, whether you're boricua or not!