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File #: Res 0799-2019    Version: * Name: Recognizing the 30th Anniversary of the Great Dominican Day Parade of the Bronx.
Type: Resolution Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations
On agenda: 3/28/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution recognizing the 30th Anniversary of the Great Dominican Day Parade of the Bronx.
Sponsors: Fernando Cabrera
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 799, 2. March 28, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-28-19, 4. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 28, 2019

Res. No. 799

 

Resolution recognizing the 30th Anniversary of the Great Dominican Day Parade of the Bronx.

 

By Council Member Cabrera

 

Whereas, New York City (NYC), one of the most culturally diverse cities in the United States (U.S.), has a long and proud history as a city of immigrants; and

Whereas, According to the U.S. Census, not only is NYC home to the largest Dominican population in the country, but the largest number of NYC immigrants identify the Dominican Republic as their country of origin; and

Whereas, According to the Center for Latin American, Caribbean & Latino Studies at the City University of New York, Dominicans and Dominican-Americans represent one of the fastest growing Latino groups in both NYC and the U.S.; and

Whereas, In 1989, Felipe Febles started the Great Dominican Day Parade of the Bronx, or La Gran Parada Dominicana del Bronx, to commemorate the independence of the Dominican Republic in 1855; and

Whereas, A bonche featuring bachata, diablos cojuelos, tamboras and güiras, the Parade attracts thousands of New Yorkers to celebrate Quisqueya annually; and

Whereas, On July 29, 2019, the Parade, which traditionally runs along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary; and

Whereas, According to Febles, the Parade “has become the most prestigious Dominican event of this nature in New York City and [the next celebration] will be dedicated to the province of La Romana”; now, therefore be it

                     Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York recognizes the 30th Anniversary of the Dominican Day Parade in the Bronx.

 

LS #8391

02/22/2019

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