Dominican Pride in New York City

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O Girl Media attended the 2017 Dominican Day Parade, celebrating the people and culture of the Dominican Republic. In its 35th year the parade was attended by thousands who marched along 6th Avenue to the sounds of Dominican music.


This years theme “Nuestra historia, al ritmo de guira tambora y acordeon is an ode to the richness and diversity of Dominican culture. It’s a fusion of African, European and Taino roots. Dominican Americans are the fifth largest Hispanic group in the United States.


Dominican hip hop artist Mozart La Para sent fans into a frenzy for selfies and handshakes. The ROC Nation artist rode the NY Daily News float, rapping rhymes and celebrating Dominican pride.


The parade was a beautiful display of pride as the Dominican community came together! Watch our story below!



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  1. Nicole September 1, 2017 9:51 am

    What fun! I love the Dominican Republic! I have been twice and I always feel connected and at home when I visit!

  2. Kita August 31, 2017 10:30 pm

    I love how New York celebrates so many cultures. I have friends from there. They always talk about the mix of cultures and backgrounds.

  3. Dre August 31, 2017 6:32 pm

    I can definitely see the pride and sense of community at this parade! Such a beautiful celebration.

  4. Ola August 30, 2017 10:00 pm

    We were just in the DR a few months ago. It was my first time there and I loved it.

  5. Candice Straughter August 30, 2017 10:01 am

    Wow, the carnival costumes are beautiful. It looks like a great time.

  6. Tione August 29, 2017 11:36 pm

    I love these kinds of parade. It’s the time of the year when majority unite with each other.

  7. Jeuelle August 28, 2017 5:06 pm

    I absolutely love the melting pot cities in our country. I grew up in the North East and spent summers and holidays with family in Brooklyn. I love seeing how our different Caribbean cultures are so unique and yet SO similar 🙂

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