Cuban Pride parade in New York this year to honor Celia Cruz, the Queen of Salsa

On Sunday, the annual Cuban Pride and Hispanic American parade in New York City will honor Cuba’s Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz.

Via CBS New York:

Cuban pride will be on full display Sunday at the New York Cuban and Hispanic American Parade. 

Their hearts may be in Havana, but Cuban Americans will be celebrating their heritage right here in New York.

Paradegoers will feel all the richness of Cuban culture, but it’s also a chance for the entire Latino community to come together. 

This year’s parade is dedicated to iconic singer Celia Cruz, the “Queen of Salsa.” Friends and fans will Cruz for her impact on Latin American music around the world.

If you live in New York or close by, here’s your chance to show your Cuban pride.

4 thoughts on “Cuban Pride parade in New York this year to honor Celia Cruz, the Queen of Salsa”

  1. The New York Cuban Pride Parade es una verguenza. If its anything like past Cuban Pride Parades, there’s everything there but Cubans. The guy who used to run the parade was a sleezeball who used to run it as a money-making enterprise, He would rent spots so that Hispanic businesses like Goya Food, El Diario la Prensa, local Hispanic radio and tv stations, etc… would pay him to drive trucks with big ads down the street. Then he would to Harlem and the South Bronx and get Afro-American and Puerto Rican Ghetto kids to participate. There were no Cubans.

  2. I’ve become leery of any lumping of Cubans with “Latinos,” even though that is often done mindlessly and out of habit or convenience. We need to to pay more attention to that and see how inappropriate it is.

  3. Asombra, this parade is worse than just lumping Cubans and “Latinos.” There are no Cubans in that parade. The organzer was a sleeze ball and he used to go to the South Bronx, Harlem and all over and he gets Puerto Rican, Afro-American and even South American Indians in their feathered outfits to march in the parade. I’m not kidding and I’m not trying to be racist. It’s just that if you are going to have a Cuban parade, don’t misrepresent us. But alas, he was laughing all the way to the bank.

    • He was also playing the established game, which is why he got away with it. Nobody wants Cubans to be just themselves and nothing else–and that is precisely what we SHOULD be. However, the problem is that many Cubans either don’t care or want it both ways–and you’d better believe that if WE don’t refuse to play along, the game will keep going to our detriment.

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