Puerto Rican Day Parade 2012 in New York City Tomorrow

The 17th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2012—this year celebrating Puerto Ricans in higher education and dedicated to the town of Guayama—is tomorrow, Sunday, June 10, 2012, from 11:00am to 5:00pm (it is always held on the 2nd Sunday of June). The parade travels on Fifth Avenue between 44th and 79th Streets.

The parade’s Grand Marshal is Dr. Félix Matos-Rodríguez, president of Hostos Community College (CUNY) and its official Godfather is Manuel J. Fernós, president of Puerto Rico’s Inter-American University. The parade will feature leading celebrities such as music executive Sal Abbatiello; New York Giants’ Victor Cruz (Athlete of the Year); the NBA’s Carmelo Anthony; radio broadcaster Yoshlie S. García (DJ Bacan Bacan); author and professor Mayra Santos-Febres, and journalist Nilda Rosario, among others.

Deceased Puerto Rican personalities who will be honored include Dr. Ricardo Alegría (1921-2011), known as the “Father of Modern Puerto Rican Archeology”); Cardinal Luis Aponte Martínez (1922-2012; the only Puerto Rican Cardinal in history, so far) and legendary singer Ruth Fernández (1919-2012). The Parade will also continue its environmental awareness campaign in partnership with the Sierra Club, and will pay a special tribute to Puerto Rico’s Inter-American University on its 100th Anniversary.

For more information, see www.nationalpuertoricandayparade.org

For original article, see http://www.capitalwirepr.com/pr_description.php?id=a65baff7-0998-fcf8-b502-4fb5354568be

Photo from http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2011/03/02/puerto-rico-losing-young-affluent-mainland-says-report/

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