Community Parades : Photo Album
The Puerto Rican Parade originated at the Immaculate Conception Church on Virginia Street 1974. The parade continued over the years and became a large scale community event. Participants would work on floats, costumes, and performance routines for weeks in preparation. The parade temporarily stopped but restarted again after a group of community members decided to bring it back to life. It now proceeds down Niagara Street on the Lower West Side which is the heart of the current Hispanic community. Father Antonio Rodriguez was instrumental in establishing the parade and carnival.
Hispanic Heritage "Bring Us Your History!" Project
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