Dominican Day Parade Announces its 2018 Parade Ambassadors

The Dominican Day Parade (DDP) revealed the names of 23 extraordinary Dominicans driving change across the fields of science, health, public service, arts, business, law, philanthropy, education and other fields, who will be honored at this year’s benefit gala and parade. Award recipients have contributed to all aspects of our society both in the United States and in the Dominican Republic. Gala Honorees and talent who will perform at the gala and parade will be unveiled and announced in the coming weeks.

Maria Khury, The Dominican Day Parade’s Chair said, “Our Board of Directors extends their congratulations to our distinguished award recipients. Each one has encouraged our youth to excel in their future endeavors. We have selected exemplary individuals that are the pillars of many communities. Our mission in continuing to support our youth is for them to follow their path.”

The full list of award recipients follows. You can visit our website in the days to come to read their bios. For information on the Parade and to purchase tickets for the benefit Gala.

The Dominican Day Parade, Inc. is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, that organizes the annual parade and festivities that promote the richness of the culture, folklore and popular traditions of the Dominican Republic. The organization strives to provide an understanding of the heritage and contributions of the Dominican community in the United States and throughout the world. The 2018 Parade will take place on Sunday, August 12th along the Avenue of the Americas.

Parade sponsors include (list in formation): Uber, JetBlue, Goya, Delta, Telemundo, 1199-SEIU, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Acacia Network, Local 100-TWU, Anheuser Busch, Coca Cola, Emblem Health, Metroplus, Columbia University and Patrick Jenkins Associates. Companies interested in sponsoring and marching can visit here.

Parade Ambassadors

JACQUELINE MARTINEZ GARCEL CEO, LATINO FOUNDATION AMBASSADOR OF PHILANTHROPY
TONY PERALTA CONTEMPORARY ARTIST ART AMBASSADOR
JOSE FRANCI ROJAS PROFESSIONAL JOCKEY RISING STAR-SHORT TRACK RACING
GINA RODRIGUEZ ORRIOLA, NSD MARY KAY INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR AMBASSADOR OF COSMETOLOGY
ALDRIN BONILLA DEPUTY MANH BORO PRESIDENT AMBASSADOR OF PUBLIC SERVICE
EMERSON BRITO INDEPENDENT ARTIST AMBASSADOR “ROBA LA GALLINA”
MICHELLE REYNOSO FASHION DESIGNER AMBASSADOR-DISEÑOS DE MODA
CRISTINA CONTRERAS COO NYC HEALTH & HOSPITALS AMBASSADOR OF HEALTH
RAFAEL BELLO UNIVISION  AMBASSADOR-TV BROADCASTING
ERCILIA GARCIA MIH MENTAL HEALTH CENTER AMBASSADOR OF MENTAL HEALTH
JUDGE BIANKA PEREZ BRONX CIVIL COURT JUDGE AMBASSADOR OF JUSTICE
SILVANA MARMOLEJOS TV PRODUCER AMBASSADOR QUINCES CON CAUSA
DENISE MARINEZ COMEDIAN RISING STAR- COMEDY
EDWIN M. QUEZADA, Ed.D. SUPERINTENDENT YONKERS SCHOOL AMBASSADOR OF EDUCATION
FRANCISCO BURGOS ACTOR RISING STAR- ACTING
GRAVELER’S BICYCLE GROUP TOUR DE LA ESPERANZA AMBASSADORS CYCLING FOR A CAUSE
DAURYS SANCHEZ- NOBOA COLUMBIA HOSPITAL AMBASSADOR-DIVERSITY IN NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
PROF. SERGIO LARIOS CLAVE AZUL YOUTH ORCHESTRA AMBASSADOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION
BEATRIZ DIAZ TAVERAS EXEC. DIRECTOR CATHOLIC CHARITY AMBASSADOR- SOCIAL SERVICES
LAURA ACOSTA JUAN PABLO DUARTE FOUNDATION AMBASSADOR- COMMUNITY SERVICES
ROSA GARCIA MOTT HAVEN BAR AND GRILL REST AMBASSADOR IN CULINARY ART
RICARDO URENA FOLKLORE DANCER & GROUP LEADER AMBASSADOR-DOMINICAN FOLKLORE
RAFAEL PUJOLS TELEMUNDO 47 / NEWS ANCHOR AMBASSADOR- NEWS BROADCAST


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