The Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade is this month and there is a lineup of activities leading up to the big day. This is the 20th anniversary of the Bronx parade, which will be celebrated on May 18 along the Grand Concourse.
On May 9, the Crowning for Miss Puerto Rico will be held at 7 p.m. at Hostos Community College on E. 149th Street on the Grand Concourse. This event is open to the public. Entrance is $10.
There will also be a festival on May 10 at White Plains Road between Lafayette and Story Avenues, starting at 12:30 p.m.
The parade’s route is between 176th street and 167th streets. Ceremonies will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the parade kicks off at 1 p.m.
For more information, visit www.bronxprparade.com or call (646) 401-4787.
(photo by Milagros Gonzalez aka bajounpalmar)
Here's footage from the PRSUN TV archives of last year’s Bronx parade.
-- Clarisel Gonzalez, producer