Yemeni pride on display for annual parade in Van Nest

Morris Park and Van Nest boast a strong Yemeni community that many know as "Little Yemen," containing hundreds of Yemeni businesses.

Heather Fordham and News 12 Staff

Jun 28, 2024, 10:47 PM

Updated 24 days ago

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The streets of Van Nest were filled with Yemeni pride for the sixth annual Yemeni American Day Parade.
Hundreds of people came together to celebrate the Yemeni culture with one another. Morris Park and Van Nest boast a strong Yemeni community that many know as "Little Yemen," containing hundreds of Yemeni businesses.
Yemeni Americans say the neighborhood has become their home after their country has been in a decade-long civil war. They say the parade gives them an opportunity to show unity and hope within their culture.
"Little Yemen gives big Yemen hope," said parade organizer Yahay Obeid. "We live in peace in the United States, we live in peace in the Bronx... and we'd like that peace to extend to the war-torn Yemen, so this is our hope."
The Yemeni American Law Enforcement Association and Council Member Kristy Marmorato joined the parade as well.


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