57th Annual Jersey City Puerto Rican Heritage Parade


57th Annual Jersey City Puerto Rican Heritage Festival and Parade, beginning at Abraham Lincoln Statue @ Lincoln Park, (Belmont Ave and Kennedy Blvd), continuing in Kennedy Blvd turning on Montgomery St and ending at City Hall. Participating Organizations register from 10a-11:30a; Parade begins 12p.

Grand Marshall
Juan Cartagena

Padrino Local/International
Local: Luis “Mosquito”
International: Eliu Rivera

Madrina Local/International
Local: Nanette Hernandez

Puerto Rican Man of the Year-
John Carpena

Puerto Rican Woman of the Year
Modesta Monte

The Advocate Award in honor of Efrain Rosario
David Cruz

LGBT Advocate
Eddie Baez

Policeman of the Year Jersey City/County/State
City: Roxanne Rodriguez
County: Sgt. Cielo Gutierrez & Det. Alberto Ortiz
Corrections: Sgt. Miguel Matos

Firefighter of the Year Jersey City/Fire Officer
Louie Colon

Carlos Negron

Angelo Estrada
Jessenia Araujo

The Founders Award
Angela Rivera
Reverend Colon

Honorary Puerto Rican
Stephen Trowbridge
Robin Grodner

Ralph’s Tire Shop

Jesus Diaz

Crossing Guard
Evelyn Padin

For information on floats and Parade participation please contact [email protected]

We hope to see you there!


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