26th Dominican Day Parade brings out thousands to celebrate heritage, culture

The Bronx’s large Dominican population turned out in droves Sunday for an annual celebration of their culture.
The Bronx Dominican Day Parade has been a staple in the borough for 26 years, and this year was no different, with thousands filling the streets to celebrate their heritage.
The 1.5-mile parade spanned from East Tremont Avenue and 166th Street along Grand Concourse.
The event carries a goal as well: to provide a better understanding of the contributions Dominicans are making in the U.S.
Though the event is a celebration, some also come to convey important messages about their homeland, such as corruption in the country’s government.