The first New York Puerto Rican Day Parade was held on Sunday, April 12 1958 in “Barrio” in Manhattan. Amongst its founders were; JosÃ© “Chuito” Caballero, Peter Ortiz, Luisa Quintero, Victor LÃ³pez, Luis Amando Feliciano, Vicente HernÃ¡ndez, Angel M. Arroyo, Atanacio Rivera Feliciano, y Amalio Maisanave RÃos. Its first President was Victor LÃ³pez and it was coordinated by JosÃ© Caballero. The Grand Marshall was Oscar GonzÃ¡lez Suarez, Esq.
Prominent personalites from Puerto Rico headed by then Governor Don Luis MuÃ±oz Marin, attended the initial parade. Several Mayors from Puerto Rico, led by the Mayor of the Municipality of Corozal, Hon. Leo Cabranes also participated.
2006 National Puerto Rican Day Parade from New York City.
The Tenth Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade was held on Sunday, June 11th. 2006 along its route on Fifth Avenue in New York City, starting at 44th Street and ending at 86th Street, with more than 80,000 people marching.
Officials estimate that more than Two Million people were present at Fifth Avenue. This fact has made the National Puerto Rican Day Parade the largest outdoors cultural event in the nation.
The Parade is shown on New York Metropolitan area Spanish television stations and via satellite, throughout the world,making it a truly international event. The Parade up Fifth Avenue, while certainly the most visible aspect of the celebration of the culture and heritage of the Puerto Rican People, is not the only event associated with The National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc.’s activities. More than 10,000 people each year attend a variety of award ceremonies, banquets and cultural events.
In 1997, the Board of Directors of the parade adopted a resolution that dedicates each year’s parade to the achievements of those Puerto Ricans who were the architects of the Puerto Rico of today…. thereby educating Puerto Ricans in the United States about their history, recognizing the heroes of Puerto Rico, and promoting their self esteem.
KR3TS Dance Company performs @ Festival “Juste Pour Rire” (Just For Laughs) in MontrÃ©al, QuÃ©bec, Canada, and @ “Summer in the Square” in New York City.
Director/Choreographer: Violeta Galagarza.
Video Edit: Bill Cammack.
KR3TS Dance Company http://KR3TS.com
Keep Rising To The Top’s (KR3TS) mission is to broaden the notion of what a dancer is and promotes the preservation of ethnic and cultural dances. Based in Spanish Harlem, KR3TS fulfills a need in the community to provide a positive alternative to social and street pressures by providing dance classes and support programs in a non-discriminating atmosphere. KR3TS also carries out its mission through its core-performance group that fosters pre-professional dancers.
> > JUNE, 2006 < < 10th, Saturday (TOMORROW!!!) 116th Street Festival, N.Y.C.! 12 noon - 6:00pm (Live on Telemundo, Ch. 47 @ 2pm) 2:00pm - 122nd Street Stage - KR3TS w/ Frankie Negron 3:00pm - 122nd Street Stage - KR3TS 4:00pm - 106th Street Stage - KR3Ts w/ Dynasty & Padrino
Puerto Rican Day Parade w/ Rosie Perez, promoting the movie Yo Soy Boriqua
* Performing also in the parade with well known salsa artist Frankie Negron
* Another float with DJ Frankie Cutlass with his remix “Puerto Rico”
8:30pm – Performing @ Webster Hall w/ Cherry Martinez & Dynasty & Padrino
12 midnight – Performing @ Club Deep w/ Dynasty & Padrino
* * * * KR3TS WILL BE AIRED 9-10PM ON TELEMUNDO CH. 47 ON THE NICK LUGO SHOW, 116 FESTIVAL
COVERAGE OF THE PUERTO RICAN PARADE 10-11PM W/ROSIE PEREZ ON HER FLOAT, AS WELL AS WELL-KNOWN ARTIST FRANKIE NEGRON
> > AUGUST, 2006 < < 2nd Summer in the Square 6:00pm 10th Performing @ the Lincoln Center 6:00pm - 7:10pm http://KR3TS.com