National Puerto Rican Day Parade
Hundreds of thousands of people lined Fifth Avenue on Sunday to express their Puerto Rican pride.
When the parade is held June 8, every float rolling down Fifth Avenue will be required to display a cultural theme. A community food drive is also being organized as part of the festivities and more money has been set aside for scholarships.
The nation’s largest Puerto Rican celebration drew an estimated 1 million spectators on Fifth Avenue Sunday.
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade is set for Sunday, and police have advised the public that several roads will be closed in Midtown and on the Upper East Side.
Councilman Fernando Cabrera called having the flag on a beer can “an absolute insult to all Puerto Ricans.”
Fifth Avenue once again turned into a sea of red, white and blue in honor of the Puerto Rican flag, as more than a million people are expected to turn up for one of the city’s largest parades when it’s all said and done.