NYC Dominicans fest their day, drenched and all
NEW YORK.- The incessant rains drenching Northeastern United States since Saturday night didn’t dampen the spirits of the thousands of Dominican who yesterday celebrated their cultural legacy throughout Sixth Avenue, site of the traditional and 30th year of the Dominican Day Parade.
The parade began 1 p.m. when New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg cut the ribbon, accompanied by local and Dominican Republic dignitaries.
More than 50 cultural floats and organizations paraded up sixth avenue under a drizzle which threatened to soak the revelers.
Parade organizing committee president Nelson Peña said the activity “was a total success” and thanked the local and state authorities for their support for their event, which marks the day of Restoration of Independence on August 16. “We’re very satisfied with the results. Once again the Dominican community scores a victory in this great city because the triumph has been for all.”