Puerto Rican Day Parade
According to the attorney general, Carlos Velasquez underreported how much he collected from sponsors, and misused funds that were meant for scholarships.
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.
On Thursday a group of Puerto Rican organizations, elected officials, activists, and community groups rallied outside of the Manhattan Beer Distributors’ building in the Bronx.
Councilman Fernando Cabrera called having the flag on a beer can “an absolute insult to all Puerto Ricans.”
Nearly two million spectators lined the street as 80,000 participants marched down the parade route. It’s all part of a weekend long celebration of Puerto Rican heritage and culture.
Every year, on the second Sunday in June, Puerto Ricans not only in New York but also around the world celebrate their heritage with the Puerto Rican Day Parade. Here’s what you need to know for Sunday’s festivities.