Local flavor, glamor in Rhode Island’s Dominican Parade
New York.- The delegationof the Dominican General Consulate in Boston on Sunday infused glamor in Rhode Island’s 27th Grand Dominican Parade and Festival held in Providence, headed by consul CarmenMilagros Amonte, numerous government officials and community activists.
The consulate distributed hundreds of flags, banners andother patriotic symbols in the event, attended by Rhode Island governor, GinaRaimondo, presumptive congressman from New York, Adriano Espaillat.
The parade wound its way to Roger Williams Park, wherehundreds enjoyed musical performances with renowned Dominican merengue, bachataand merengue “tipico” stars.
Dozens of cultural troupes, floats, and other Dominican historicrepresentations, and traditions, again showcased the country’s customs.
The community and cultural group Quisqueya in Action basedin Providence’s Elmwood suburb, hosts the event each year.
Providence mayor Jorge Elorza, state Rhode Island Sen. JuanPichardo and other local personalities took part in the parade, as hundreds ofDominicans cheered the massive cultural show waving their country’s flag.
Almonte said the Boston consulate which includes Providencejoined and support the celebration every year, calling it Rhode Island’s mostimportant cultural event and highlights the parade’s 28 years.