Annual Dominican Day Parade’s theme focuses on Youth
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Midtown Manhattan, Sunday, August 12, 2018 – By APB Staff Writer –
The Dominican Day Parade is one of the biggest parties of the year in New York City and a celebration of all things Dominican culture. Organizers are expecting more than 10,000 people to flood the streets of Midtown Manhattan on Sunday, August 12 to celebrate this year’s parade along with the proud unit making up the NYPD Dominican Officers Association.
Of the nearly 1.5 million people of Dominican heritage living in the United States, nearly half (almost 48 percent) live in New York, according to a recent study. In fact, more Dominicans live in New York City than any other city in the world except in the capitol city of Santo Domingo.
This year’s parade theme was “Our Youth, Our Future,” and the festivities were led by multi-platinum singer/songwriter Prince Royce who was born and raised in the Bronx to a family with deep roots in the Dominican Republic.
“It is an incredible honor to be chosen as the Grand Marshal of the 2018 Dominican Day Parade, especially during a year that it focuses on our youth. I grew up watching the parade and to be leading it this year will definitely be a blast,” Prince Royce said.
The NYPD reported no major incididents or arrests.