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Friday, June 10, 2011

Bronx Events: Puerto Rican Festival at Roberto Clemente Park


This Sunday marks the 54th National Puerto Rican Day Parade, a time-honored tradition where Puerto Rican residents in the Bronx and the across the city come out to celebrate their heritage. This year’s grand marshals are Robert I. Unanue, President of Goya Foods, Inc., and Carlos 
Unanue, President of Goya Foods Puerto Rico. The Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. at Fifth Avenue and 44th Street, and ends at Fifth Avenue and 79th Street.

If you need any flags, necklaces, or other swag to showcase your Puerto Rican pride, head to Taino Mayor Studios, at 855 E. Tremont Ave., where they stock everything imaginable, from flag bikinis to beach chairs. Check out our profile here. 

Want to get down with your heritage without leaving the Boogie Down? A "Juegos Boricua" Festival will take place on Sunday at Roberto Clemente State Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring a dominoes tournament, arts and crafts, and live music.

Other Bronx events are featured in our community calendar, below.

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