Previous events

  • June 23-24, 2018

    Please join the Dominican Day Parade on June 23rd and June 24th at the 6th Health and Fitness Expo. You will enjoy activities for the entire family along with receiving free health screenings. – Please stop by the Dominican Day Parade exhibition table to obtain information about upcoming activities including registering for the Guinness Book of World Record merengue event.

    We will also have a few surprises including raffle opportunities leading to the Dominican Day Parade on August 12th 2018.

    The 6th Annual NBC 4 & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo presented by Quest Diagnostics is a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly health and fitness weekend event held at MetLife Stadium. This free, non-ticketed event is open to the general public. The event is aimed at motivating people to engage in a healthy lifestyle within their community.

    • NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 news personalities will be on site to sign autographs and take photos. Additionally, visitors to the Weather Activation center can step in front of the green screen to give their best weather report!
    • In addition to large-scale fitness classes taking place throughout the stadium, the Expo offers a Healthy Cooking Stage where celebrity chefs put on healthy cooking demos for the crowd.
    • Extra perks the whole family can enjoy include free zip lining, rock climbing and visiting dozens of non-profit partners that support our local communities.


    • June 23rd and 24th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


    • Metlife Stadium, 1 Metlife Stadium Drive East Rutherford NJ 07073

    Transportation and directions:

    • Take the bus from Port Authority in NYC or from Secaucus Junctionin NJ.
    The 351 Bus Service will run hourly on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 from 9 AM to 4 PM.

    • The buses will go fromport Authority Bus terminal to MetLife Stadium Lot K, and willbe located in Gates 410-413 at the Port Authority.

    • Additionally, NJ TRANSIT will operate bus service from Secaucus Junction to MetLife Stadium.

    • Parking and admission are free

  • July 02, 2018

    Adopted Dominican Award, Mr. Patrick B. Jenkins
    Dominican Brooklyn Borough Award, Ms. Lourdes M. Ventura, Esq.

    DDP 3rd Annual Kickoff Celebration

    Queens Borough Hall
    120-55 Queens Blvd, Garden NY, 6:30p-8:30p

    Queens Borough President Melinda Katz

    Free Event, RSVP: 718-286-2661

  • Thursday- July 12, 2018

    Adopted Dominican Award, Ms. Helena A. Grant RN, BSN
    Dominican Brooklyn Borough Award, Ms. Yamilky Crisostomo
    DDP 3rd Annual Kickoff Celebration
    B’klyn Borough Hall
    209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY, 6:30p-8:30p

    Brooklyn Borough President
    Honorable Eric L. Adams
    Free Event, RSVP: 718-802-3700

  • Thursday – August 2, 2018

    Adopted Dominican Award, Chancellor Richard A. Carranza
    Dominican Manhattan Borough Award, Mr. Jose Ramon Martinez
    DDP 3rd Annual Kickoff Celebration
    United Palace, 4140 Broadway, 6:30p-8:30p

    Manhattan Borough President
    Honorable Gale A. Brewer
    Free Event

  • Saturday – August 4, 2018

    In recognition of the inscription of Merengue last year in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity issued by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
    Washington Avenue Armory, West 168 St, NYC
    Guinness World Record
    Over 650 dancers of Merengue.
    DDP celebrates history by entering the Guinness Book of World Records


  • July 16 – August 07, 2018

    Visit DDP Children Arts and Culture Program, in partnership with Catholic Charities

    Free Event:

  • *Friday – August 10, 2018

    DDP Gala Honorees Award Presentation
    Parade Ambassadors Introduced
    Terrace on the Park, Queens, NY, 7:30p-12:30p

    DDP BOD Invites
    Tickets and sponsorship opportunities

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