When : Sunday, June 12, 2022
Parade Route : Fifth Avenue from 44th to 79th Streets
Directions : IRT subway to Grand Central 42nd St.
Although the New York City Puerto Rican Day Parade has been canceled in recent years due to health concerns, the party promises to return to Manhattan bigger and louder than ever in 2022.
This year, watch for the landmark 65th Puerto Rican Day Parade to kick off on Fifth Avenue on Sunday, June 12 -- plus keep it here for updates as the 2022 celebration of all things Puerto Rican returns to NYC!
All about the Puerto Rican Day Parade
It's traditionally one of New York's most colorful and festive parades
as New Yoricans celebrate at the annual Puerto Rican
Traditionally, you can expect to see more than 80,000 people
marching, and close to 3 million revelers lining the parade
route for a major Puerto Rican love-fest.
celebrations of Puerto Rican heritage take place in cities
across the U.S, (from Chicago to Buffalo and Boston!) New York's very own Puerto Rican Day Parade
is THE biggest.
NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade was held in Spanish Harlem
in Manhattan in 1958, and from its humble beginnings the parade grew
to reflect not only a growing number of New Yorkers
of Puerto Rican descent, but an increased pride in the culture and tradition of Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rican Day parade - best viewing
The parade marches along Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to
79th Street and includes delegates from various towns of Puerto
Rico and U.S. states across the country.
Arrive early! The crowds at this annual street party are enormous as Puerto Ricans come out to celebrate their heritage -- along with New Yorkers of every stripe happily joining in the fun at Manhattan's most festive street party.
Arriving from Grand Central, simply make your way several blocks to Fifth Avenue to find a spot along "parade central" in the 40's to 50's block area.
Bring a bottle of water, snacks, and a small tote chair if you're going to be standing for several hours in one spot. Wear your Puerto Rican flag button or T-shirt with pride, wave at the parade marchers and performers ...and have fun!
For couch potatoes who prefer to stay home, the spectacle annually receives the highest
local Nielsen ratings for stations in the New York area when
it is traditionally televised on local channel FOX or ABC7.
The parade and related events can also be followed on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and YouTube.
Puerto Rican Day Parade - Good overview from Wikipedia with a complete history of the New York parade, list of famous performers, information on this year's celebration, related resources & news stories.