NEW YORK CITY -- The National Dominican Day Parade marked 40 years of celebration when it once again took over a stretch of Sixth Avenue in Manhattan, New York City on Sunday.
The parade is a tradition beloved by the Dominican community across New York City.
The parade was started to celebrate Dominican culture, folklore, and traditions.
Organizers announced this year's event with the theme 40 years of Uplifting, Empowering & Elevating the Dominican Legacy.
The parade's Grand Marshal is New York City Department of Transportation commissioner and Dominican Republic native, Ydanis Rodriguez.
A number of special parade honorees were also featured.
A gala, a food drive, and other events took place in the days leading up to the parade.
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