The Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc.

Celebrando Nuestra Cultura Puertorriqueña en el Bronx

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The Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade Inc. is held in the summer, and it is usually the first major activity held in the Bronx. Since it occurs early in the year, citywide local colleges, high schools and elementary schools can join the well over 100 participating organizations marching down the famed Grand Concourse.

Additionally joining us along the Grand Concourse are our corporate sponsors, local small businesses, national/state and locally-elected officials, community members, unions, as well as city and state agencies with local, community-based organizations.

Company Overview

Over the past thirty-one years the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade has grown from a few small groups to international organizations, sponsoring culture activities and nurturing relations with cultural groups from throughout the nation. With the contribution of Businesses and Corporations, we have been able to provide scholarships to the our participants, thanks to our friends.

On Sunday, June 4th, 2017; one hundred and twenty groups or more from five states and five boroughs, will come together with representatives of Puerto Rico, The Caribbean and South America will march up The Grand Concourse, joined by Cultural Organizations, Unions, Schools, Colleges, Municipal agencies, and your Business or Corporation.

The Bronx is known as “El Condado De La Salsa”, where only the strong survive! There are over 300,000 Puerto Ricans, the largest minority group in the Borough and The largest group of Puerto Ricans population found outside of our beloved Island of Puerto Rico. 

 

 

Pageants

 

Welcome,

We are gearing up for a new round of Pagaent competition and here is some important information to get you prepared:

There are three (3) categories of competition:

  • Talent
  • Evening Wear
  • On-stage Interview

 

 

In addition to the above catergories of competition; there are 3 Special Awards:

  • Ms. Photogenic
  • Ms. Congeniality
  • Ms. Cooperative

 

If you are interested in participating as a contestant, please download the Application form to the right. Make sure to fill out all sections and sign document.

 

We are still accepting applications

You can register online now.

Click this link to register online

 

You will be contacted to schedule a date for Orientation.

 

 

Thank you and Good Luck!

 

 

 

Chairman's Letter

A LETTER FROM OUR CHAIRMAN

 

 

In the beginning there it was the Lower Eastside, El Barrio (Spanish Harlem) and the Bronx, north of Manhattan, west and east of Queens and Brooklyn and it was called home part of the mainland of America, a place where we could find a home, raise our children and work towards realizing the American Dream.

 

Where one hundred and twenty groups from five states and five boroughs, representatives of South America and the Caribbean islands will come together and march down the Grand Concourse, joined by municipal agencies, military groups and cultural organizations.

 

In The Bronx “El Condado De La Salsa”, only the strong survive!

There are over 300,000 Puerto Ricans, the largest minority group in the Borough and

 The largest group of Puerto Ricans found outside of our beloved Island of Puerto Rico is in the borough of the Bronx.

 

And so in the beginning life was a difficult struggle.  In the Old Bronx buildings were old, cold in the winter, and hot in the summer. Where some of the kids played in the street, at the fire hydrant, some went to the roof to fly pigeons, fly kites and others played stickball, football in the traffic and still others were lost to drugs.

 

But not once did we as a people lose our pride in our homeland Puerto Rico, not once did we abandon our flag or our culture.

 

Our Heritage and Culture is formed by three rich cultures

The Taino Indians native to Puerto Rico

The Spain/Europeans and Our African family brought to the Island as Slaves.

 

Those cultures give us our pride in our music, which enriches our soul; our food that nourishes our bodies and our language transcends our borders.

 

If we The Puerto Ricans are to be defined, let us be known as Humanitarians

 

We believe in the Philosophy “Mi Casa Es Su Casa”, helping others, all others are second nature to us, and we give recognition to those cultural which helped us; the earlier immigrant groups that were here when we arrived, so let’s take a little time to thank our African, Italian, Irish, Jewish and Cuban friends and family members.

 

And now since we arrived it has been our mission to help others,

The South Americans, The Caribbean’s

And the new immigrants from the Far East, and East Asia

 

And as we moved on and traveled far away from the Bronx to all fifty States, other nations and back to our beloved Island, Borinquen, we have never forgotten the sacrifices of the many and the few, Thank you Grandparents, Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers and Cousins.  In their honor we created Parades through the United States.

 

So there we are; you, me, us facing the 22nd Century and we have a choice to make to leave our childish jealousies, our petite bickering and racism behind or

Face an uncertain future or lose ourselves and our Humanity to a lost world in the vacuum of space.

 

 

Or, let us together realize a greater world where we as humans can live together in harmony.

 

Where our greatness yet unseen could be reality and where others who believe that this is impossible can be proven wrong. Let us remove hunger in Africa, let’s find a cure for Aides worldwide and let’s dedicate ourselves to a better world for everyone.

 

Yes, come home to the Bronx and see our positive change, march with us and gain the faith that we can change the world together, Yes, man can change for the better, and together we are a Greater family, The Human family.

 

Sincerely,

Francisco M. Gonzalez

Chairman

 

 

Parade

 

 


 

  

 Join The Parade

Click This Link To Register Online For BX PR Parade

 

THE BRONX PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE INC. IS HELD IN THE SUMMER, AND IT IS USUALLY THE FIRST MAJOR ACTIVITY HELD IN THE BRONX. SINCE IT OCCURS EARLY IN THE YEAR, CITYWIDE LOCAL COLLEGES, HIGH SCHOOLS AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS CAN JOIN THE WELL OVER 100 PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS MARCHING DOWN THE FAMED GRAND CONCOURSE.

 

 

 

ADDITIONALLY JOINING US ALONG THE GRAND CONCOURSE ARE OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS, LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES, NATIONAL/STATE AND LOCALLY-ELECTED OFFICIALS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS, UNIONS, AS WELL AS CITY AND STATE AGENCIES WITH LOCAL, COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS.