The Dominican Day Parade is a joyful celebration of all things Dominican. Each year, we come together in New York City to honor our heritage and culture and to recognize the many accomplishments Dominicans have made in United States, and around the world. With music, dancing, and over 10,000 marchers, there is plenty of fun to go around; this is an event you do not want to miss!
Held on the second Sunday in August, the parade coincides with the anniversary of the start of the Dominican Restoration War, or La Guerra de la Restauración. Ultimately, the Dominican Republic emerged victorious and won the war in 1865, granting them freedom from Spain.
The parade is a tradition beloved by the Dominican community, but it is only the tip of the iceberg for our organization! For us, the Dominican Day Parade is much more than a parade. Throughout the year, we hold various events including food drives, the annual gala, and parade kick-off events in all five boroughs.
Understanding the value of education, the Dominican Day Parade takes great pride in providing scholarships and mentor opportunities to exceptional students of Dominican descent. Through the funds raised from our annual gala, we granted $200,000 in scholarships in 2019 to support awardees through college and post graduate institutions. Helping these promising young people continue to excel in their future ventures allows us to achieve our primary goal: to support and celebrate the Dominican community!
We hope to see you at the parade this year! ¡Viva la Republica Dominicana!
Dominican Day Parade Inc. is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 47-3537708