The National Dominican Day Parade (NatDDP) is an essential cultural NYC event that’s returning in less than two weeks! Though the 34th annual Grand Dominican Day Parade of the Bronx happened last weekend, we can still look forward to the parade heading to Manhattan. This year’s parade will be marching up 6th Avenue on Sunday, August 13th.
The parade is a tradition beloved by the Dominican community, but for nonprofit Dominican Day Parade, Inc. who organizes the event, it’s actually much more than a parade. Throughout the year, this nonprofit holds various events including food drives, an annual gala, and parade kick-off events in all five boroughs. They also provide scholarships and mentor opportunities to exceptional students of Dominican descent.
Here’s everything else you need to know about the parade:
What is the National Dominican Day Parade?
The National Dominican Day Parade was started to celebrate the richness of the Dominican culture, folklore, and popular traditions. The Parade highlights, promotes, and acknowledges the heritage and contributions of the Dominican community in the U.S. and throughout the world. This year the parade is celebrating its 41st anniversary.
When is the Parade taking place in 2023?
The National Dominican Day Parade usually takes place the second Sunday of August. This year it falls on Sunday, August 13th.
What time is the Parade?
The parade begins at 12 p.m. and usually lasts a few hours.
What is the Parade route?
The parade marches up NYC’s 6th Avenue from 37th Street to 52nd Street.
Who is the Grand Marshal this year?
According to NBC 4, this year’s Grand Marshal will be the Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader. This marks the first time in the history of the parade that the president of the country will be participating.
What is the 2023 parade theme?
This year’s Dominican Day Parade theme is “Our History, Our People.”
Find out more about the Dominican Day Parade here.