Puerto Rican pride at NYC's annual parade

Puerto Rican pride at NYC's annual parade

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The red, white, and blue of Puerto Rican pride was on display along Fifth Avenue.

The annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade featured thousands of participants in colorful costumes, along with floats and music, and of course, throngs of onlookers.

The parade's theme this year was "One Nation, Many Voice" focusing on education and cultural heritage. Film star and author Rosie Perez was of the honorees.

The grand marshals were New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez.

Parade organizers also marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Puerto Rican poet and activist Julia de Burgos, who was born in February 1914.


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