parade-2016-23The mission of the Dominican Day Parade of New York City is to celebrate the richness of the Dominican culture, folklore and popular traditions. The Parade highlights, promotes, and acknowledges the heritage and contributions of the Dominican community in America and throughout the world. This year the parade is about Honoring and Empowering Dominican Women. 25 women were proud honorees and Yorka Ralwins is one of those empowering women as Ambassador of the Arts. The following are highlighted images of this year magnificent event.

Click here to view pictures of the Dominican Parade Honorees announcement at 809 Restaurant in Washington Heights, Thursday, August 11, 2016.

Click here to view pictures of the Gracie Mansion Reception Celebrating the Hispanic Heritage month on 2016

Click here to view pictures of the Dominican Parade Gala 2016 at the Terrace on the Park, Queens on Friday, August 12, 2016 with awards, music and dancing.

Click here to view pictures of the Dominican Day Parade 2016: Starting at 36th St. and 6th Ave. and ending at 52nd St and 6th Ave. Starting Time: 12PM. Sunday, August 14, 2016.