3rd Annual Knickerbocker Avenue Puerto Rican Parade

The 3rd Annual Knickerbocker Avenue Puerto Rican Parade once again made its way along Knickerbocker Avenue from Grove to Jefferson Streets. Among those pictured are  (l to r) Senator Julia Salazar, Assembly Member  David Weprin, and Assembly Member Maritza Davila.

After over a year without open access to parades and community festivals the Knickerbocker Avenue Puerto Rican Day Parade (KPRP) kicked off a return to street gatherings on June 13.  This year’s parade chose to honor Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Woodhull Hospital for their efforts in battling the COVID-19 pandemic.  “They have been pivotal in helping families in desperate need during the pandemic,” said the KPRP Committee, and a moment of silence was held before the start of the parade for all those individuals in the community and across the world who has lost their lives due to COVID-19.

Ramon Rodriguez, CEO Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, a grand marshall of the 3rd Annual Knickerbocker Avenue Puerto Rican Day Parade

The parade’s grand marshals were selected by the KPRP committee with the criteria of displaying exceptional leadership, hard work, dedication, and playing a vital role in helping the most vulnerable of the community during COVID-19 in this community.  This year’s grand marshals were: Ramon Rodriguez, CEO Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Gregory Calliste, CEO NYC Health + Hospitals/ Woodhull, and Dr. Jorge Venegas, MD Wyckof Heights Medical Center.

KPRP Committee Members gratefully acknowledge their supporters and sponsors: Assemblywoman Maritza Davila, Magnifico Youth Sports Association, Tony’s Pizzeria, El Puente, RiseBoro Community Partnership, and the 83rd Precinct Community Council.

Author: The Greenline

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