Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 15:56

Thousands of proud Dominicans marched down the avenue of The Americas this afternoon.

Nelson Peña organized the parade with dozens of floats and representations from the police, sports, professionals, unions, and community groups, as well as politicians, federal officials and from other states, including the mayors of the 32 Dominican provincial capitals.

The colorful parade turned NYC into a living stage, where thousands of Dominicans praised traditions, culture, customs and their rich history.

Dominicans were asked to raise their flag. This was the message that resonated most during the course of the great stop.