Harlem’s Jessie Waddell, Founder Of The West Indian Carnival, NY 1920’s

westindianparade_then in harlemMany slaves brought the tradition of African outdoor ceremonies to the Caribbean. However, once enslaved, they were prohibited from holding public celebrations despite their slaveholders’ engagement in street parades like Mardi Gras. Continue Reading →

National Puerto Rican Day Parade’s Annual Gala Fundraiser

Emilio Estefan and Carmelo Anthony in harlem19 time Grammy winning legendary musician and producer Emilio Estefan, NBA All-Star and Harlem resident Carmelo Anthony, Ingrid Otero-Smart (president and CEO of Casanova//McCann), and Larry Lugo-Cruz (president of AgroIndustria Lechera de Puerto Rico/INDULAC). Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Melo Man And More At Puerto Rican Day Parade

CarmeloAnthonyNBA All Star and philanthropist and Harlem resident Carmelo Anthony will join Latin Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Ednita Nazario, Grand Marshal of the upcoming 59th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Continue Reading →

Sparks, Songz, Love, Carey… At Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

macys day pararde in nyc1It isn’t Thanksgiving without the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and once again this year the procession will feature lots of celebrities and musical guests. Continue Reading →

Support El Museo And The Three Kings Day Parade 2016

9a4314fc-7326-4c34-bbd0-7474e1c030f0El Museo del Barrio is excited to participate in this year’s #GivingTuesdaya global day dedicated to giving, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015!  Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Columbus Day Parade NY (Photos)

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By Seitu Oronde

On October 12, 2015, Fifth Avenue will be transformed during the Columbus Day Parade, the world’s largest celebration of Italian-American culture. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: The West Indian Day Parade (photos)

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By Seitu Oronde

The first annual Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill National Jamaican Patty Eating Contest as part of the West Indian Day Parade 2015 was held on Sunday, September 6th at outside the Brooklyn Museum in Crown Heights. Continue Reading →

Salters Scene: 2014 Veteran’s Day Parade

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By Udo Salters

As New York City has done for years, the Veteran’s Day Parade took place on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Tuesday, November 11. This year’s Grand Marshall was Former NYC Police Commissioner and U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Raymond W. Kelly. Continue Reading →