'Proud to be Puerto Rican’ – Parade culminates in block party on Commerce Avenue
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade was back in full swing on Sunday after a two-year hiatus.
The fun-filled day culminated in a block party along Commerce Avenue in Westchester Square, hosted by former Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
Performers included Fat Joe, Tony Sunshine, La Jara Band and many more. Partygoers were decked out in Puerto Rican attire as they waved their flags and danced to music.
Bronx residents told News 12 that they were glad to gather as a community once again and celebrate Puerto Rican culture.
"I'm so proud to be Puerto Rican and to celebrate here in the Bronx with all my friends," said one reveler.
Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson also attended and celebrated her borough's rich culture.
"I'm proud of the history and the work of the Puerto Rican community and this is just about having fun. Que viva Puerto Rico!" Gibson said.
Along with the fun, organizers said the goal of the block party was to also celebrate education in music and arts.