Participant Application

Dominican Day Parade, Inc. (DDP)

Sunday, August 13, 2017, set up starting at 08:00 AM and step off at 12:00 PM
The parade begins at 37th Street to 52nd Street on the Avenue of the Americas.

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I) What can I do to support the Dominican Culture, Community and its people at the parade?

  • Register to march with the DDP
  • Get a float
  • Buy VIP Tent tickets which includes finger foods and beverage
  • Display my logo by purchasing a barricade cover
  • Display my logo at the LED Screen on the main stage
  • Get a tent to display, distribute materials and offer information on my product(s)
  • Be a VIP Tent Sponsor
  • Post on DDP Social Media outlets positive messages and like DDP on Facebook
  • Bring others to the parade
  • Spread the word
  • Make a donation to support the mission and scholarship program of DDP
  • Visit our website dominicanparade.org

II) Instructions and Payment on Participant Application

Full and Final Payment must be received by: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

  • Early registration with 50% Non-Refundable deposit before July 10th, 2017 receives a 5% discount.
  • Early registration with full payment before July 10th, 2017 receives a 10% discount.
  • If final payment is not received by July 26, 2017 the discount will be forfeited.
  • Applications received after July 26, 2017 will incur a $250.00 late registration processing fee.

Payments after the deadline will only be accepted by Credit Card (3% handling fee applies), US Postal Service Money Order and/or Bank Check. DDP DOES NOT ACCEPT CASH.

EVERY PERSON OR THING ON THE PARADE ROUTE MUST be registered and pay the indicated fees.

No third party advertising on a float will be allowed unless registered and authorized by the DDP.

No entity or person is allowed to represent or sell banners for a float unless approved by DDP.

DEADLINE: Complete and return your registration form and payment no later than Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by 5:00 PM.

MAIL PAYMENT PAYABLE TO: Dominican Day Parade, Inc., 1872 Lexington Avenue, Box 265, New York, NY 10035 AND/OR EMAIL DOCUMENTS TO: parade@dominicanparade.org.

PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to limit or restrict the participation of any individual(s) and/or organization(s).

III) How to Register

You will not be considered registered until we have received ALL the following items:

  • Complete Registration Form
  • Registration and other applicable fees via credit card (3% handling fee applies), money order, or certified bank check (if after July 27, 2017) made payable to The Dominican Day Parade, Inc.
  • Proof (Can be either IRS 990/1120 form, bank letter, or letter from CPA) of organization income (for purposes of sliding scales) – see below for details.
  • Historical data regarding your group in Registration Form (so we can accurately represent your organization)

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. No personal vehicles allowed unless authorized by DDP. SOUND VEHICLES are permitted for performance groups only and groups must provide their own power.
  2. NO HOOKAHS. If you bring one to the parade you will not be allowed to march.
  3. Every parade participant must be wearing and visibly showing their 2017 parade wristband. No exceptions.
  4. All participants must promote Dominican heritage, culture and pride with the exception of participants representing other cultures.
  5. All participants must reflect a respect for general public decency and moral values, including a dress code of a professional or cultural nature.
  6. All participants must refrain from the use of profane or offensive language, symbols, or gestures.
  7. The use of the flag of the Dominican Republic as part of an outfit or clothing will not be allowed and the use of the flag to decorate a float must be done in a respectable and dignified manner. Flags with symbols will not be allowed.
  8. No political or electoral advertisement or signs may be displayed by any participants.
  9. NO THIRD-PARTIES will be allowed to march with the original group that signed on the Application unless authorized by DDP.
  10. All participants must adhere to the instructions of Parade Coordinators during the parade.
  11. Any refund due a participant is reviewed and approved at the discretion of the DDP.
  12. EVERY PERSON OR THING ON THE PARADE ROUTE MUST be registered and pay the indicated fees.
  13. No third party advertising on a float will be allowed unless registered and authorized by the DDP.
  14. Credit Card payments carry a (3%) handling fee. Returned check(s) have a fee of $50.00.
  15. Any person with a bounced check will not be allowed to make further payment by check.
  16. Registration fees are not refundable.
  17. I have read, understood and agree with the Parade Rules and Regulations as stated above. Signature required.

CHECKLIST

-I have registered, read and signed my application.

-I have included my documents as requested on the application.

-I have INCLUDED MY PAYMENT.

-If applicable I have included my late fee.

We look forward to celebrating this year’s parade with you. For general information or questions, please call 347-637-8754 or email info@dominicanparade.org.

Registration Fees & Information

MARCHING GROUPS: *Includes 50 Marching Wristbands

Business less than 50 employees
$500
Business more than 50 employees
$1000
Not-For-Profit Income of $0-$400,000
$300
Not-For-Profit Income of $400,001-1,000,000
$500
Not-For-Profit Income of $1,000,001
$1000
Government, Military, or Unions
$300
Fraternity, Sorority or Student Group
$150
Non-Affiliated Community Group
$100 (subject to verification and approval by DDP)

*Additional Marchers at $1.00 each

PLEASE NOTE: Marching Group background and details must be described with your application (Corporate Sponsor rules apply.)

FLOATS, SOUND VEHICLES & GENERATORS (FIRE-EXTINGUISHERS):

NOTE: Maximum 20 people can ride on the float. Your float fee covers up to 20 people on the float and up to 30 people walking around the float. All floats and sound vehicles must be pre-approved by the Dominican Day Parade, Inc., Arts and Culture Committee. If you are sponsoring a float not provided by the authorized Dominican Day Parade providers (See list of providers below), you must supply a design of your float, valid insurance, copy of the driver’s license and registrations for the float and vehicle.
MOTORCYCLES, 16-wheelers and vans will not be allowed unless otherwise approved by DDP. Each group is limited to one vehicle at the parade, unless otherwise authorized. Payment for the vehicle(s) can be submitted with this application with a separate money order.

FLOAT PERMITS (Upon full payment of our permit the float provider will contact you to discuss float costs to your specifications and design.)

Standard Floats (8′ X 24′ X 12′) TO (8′ X 28′ X 12′) $1,500.00
Non-Profits and business (less than 50 employees) and community groups.
Standard Floats (8′ X 24′ X 12′) TO (8′ X 28′ X 12′) $2,000.00
All other categories (Business and non-profits with 50 + employees)

Custom Float (8′ x 30′ x 12′) to (8′ x 40′ x 12′) $2,500.00
Non-Profits and business (less than 50 employees) and community groups
Custom Float (8′ x 30′ x 12′) to (8′ x 40′ x 12′) $3,000.00
All other categories (Business and non-profits with 50 + employees)

SOUND VEHICLES: From $300 per vehicle
COMPANY WRAPPED VEHICLES: From $500 per vehicle

VIP SEATS UNDER A COVERED TENT AT PARADE FOR SPECTATORS

VIP viewing tents will be set directly across the main parade stage.

Passed Finger Foods and Beverages will be served.

Advance Purchase

Individuals: $75.00 Per Seat // $300.00 for 5 Seats // $550.00 for 10 Seats

Corporate: $125.00 Per Seat

CORPORATE TENTS ON THE PARADE ROUTE

Limited tents will be strategically set on the parade route. Parade goers will have access to the information of your company. You will be able to distribute literature, display your product, etc. Note: Pre-approval is required by DDP.

This is only available to sponsors who pay their registration fee and purchase a gala journal ad or gala ticket(s).

$3,000.00 per tent

BARRICADE COVERS

Have your logo placed on a cover for a barricade. Your logo on a cover placed over a barricade will be strategically placed for media and parade goer viewing.

This is only available to sponsors who pay their registration fee and purchase a gala journal ad or gala ticket(s).

$1500.00 per cover

LOGO SHOWN ON THE LED SCREEN AT THE MAIN STAGE ON THE PARADE

We will have an LED Screen as the backdrop of the main stage on the parade. It will show live footage and taping of the parade activities. Have your logo displayed for 20 seconds on the screen.

This is only available to sponsors who pay their registration fee and purchase a gala journal ad or gala ticket(s).

$1500.00

Application Form

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BusinessNon-ProfitGovernmentMilitaryUnionFraternity, Sorority or Student GroupNon-Affiliated Community Group


Please describe your group, its mission and years participating in Dominican Day Parade events. This will help us accurately describe and represent your organization.



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Standard (8' X 24' X 12') to (8' X 28' X 12')Custom (8' x 30' x 12') to (8' x 40' x 12')


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VIP seats under a covered tent at parade for spectators ($75-$125/seat)Corporate tents on the parade route ($3000/tent)Barricade covers ($1500/cover)Logo shown on the LED screen at the main stage on the parade ($1500)

Agreement

By submitting this form, I hereby acknowledge that I have read the rules and regulations of the Dominican Day Parade. I am making a commitment to obey the rules and regulations as specified.

I understand that the parade or its designee may expel any participant on the day of the parade, including but not limited to failure to follow the directions of Parade Staff or for related reasons.

I understand that if our participation should be canceled due to a violation of the above directives, the Parade shall not return our registration fee.

I hereby grant permission to the Dominican Day Parade and those authorized by the Parade to interview, secure media statements, design printed materials (including social media websites), photograph, film, videotape, audio record or use other means of capturing my image or voice, to use my voice and my group's image, voice and statements for all Parade related events, activities and promotions.