A note from our President

The Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade Association of WNY has always sponsored events that are intended to be a celebration inclusive of all Hispanics, and to encourage pride in our Hispanic  Heritage.  As the Hispanic community (Puerto Rican, Mexican, Dominicans, Cubans, Colombians, and others from the Caribbean, Central America and South America Hispanics) continues to grow right here in the Western New York area, it is with great pride we continue to celebrate our parade and events.  The parade is excited to be celebrating it's 16th year anniversary in 2018. With all the current struggles that we continue to face in the United States, this year's theme will be ESPERANZA.....  Everything starts with HOPE This theme is very fitting.  We as a community will continue to stand strong together, regardless of our race, color, heritage, etc. we celebrate everyone.  From last year's parade and previous years, you will notice that we have grown tremendously, and we continue to encourage everyone to always feel the pride as they raise their country flags, sharing their country costumes, music and food when participating in this wonderful celebration of US all. 

Last year was the largest parade and event in history.  We had well over 2,500 participants from  78 organizations marching with us from WNY, Rochester, Erie PA, Canada, etc.  We look forward to this year's parade and events with great well known artist and entertainment brought to you FREE all weekend long.  

We invite everyone to mark their calendars and come celebrate the 16th Annual Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade of WNY, Saturday, August 18th, 2018 starting at  
1:00pm in front of Buffalo City Hall and marching north on Avenida San Juan (Niagara Street). In additional to the free concert, there will be great food and other entertainment, immediately following the parade at LaSalle Park, on Buffalo's Beautiful waterfront.

Crystal J. Rodriguez


Executive Steering Committee 2018
•-President, Crystal Rodriguez
•-Co-VP, Charles F. Torres 
•-Co-VP, Norma I. Potter
•-Treasurer,  Octavio Villegas
•- Secretary, 
Yezenia Kren-Colon
Isaac De Los Santos
•-Entertainment Chair, Yolanda M. Martinez
•-Leadership Development Prgm. Chair,   Hon. Betty Calvo-Torres
•-Jr. Grand Marshal Prgm. Chair,  Francisco Guzman
•-Immediate Past President, Yolanda M. Martinez

2019 Parade 
Schedule of Events

Flag Raising Ceremony 
Thursday, August 8th, 2019
@ 12pm in front of City Hall

    DJ Music and food in the park 
Friday, August 16th, 2019
Saturday August 17th, 2019
kicking-off @ 1pm
in front of City Hall. Parade ends at the corner of Niagara St. (Avenida San Juan) and Porter Ave. 
 Immediately followed by
 Live Music & Entertainment
 @ LaSalle Park.
Live Music & Entertainment
Aug. 16th thru & 18th, 2019

more announcements to come