About Us

The Newark Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc. (PRDP) is the largest demonstration of cultural pride in the State of  New Jersey.  Now in its 61st year, the parade takes place Broadway/Avenida Puerto Rico to Lake Street along Bloomfield Avenue in Newark, NJ in honor of the millions of inhabitants of Puerto Rico and over 5 million people residing in the United States.

Reborn in 2015, our programs and events focus on promoting Culture, Arts and Education, with special tributes to prominent, historical figures and campaigns to raise awareness of important issues in the community.  We are also committed to advancing the pursuit of higher education, awarding scholarships to students of Puerto Rican descent.

Each year, PRDP hosts a variety of cultural, educational and social, events throughout the City of Newark, NJ leading up to the day of the Parade.  These include the Sip & Paint, Domino Tournament, Voice of Poets with a Taste of Comedy, Mother’s Day Brunch, Guayaberas and Cigars, Pageant, Gala Fundraiser Banquet, Flag Raising, Boricua Music Festival, Annual Parade.

Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt organization and we rely heavily on the support of its sponsors and donations from the community to help produce the events that make up the largest demonstration of cultural pride in the City of Newark, New Jersey. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent permissible by law.

The mission Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc. is to instill a sense of pride and self-worth in our Puerto Rican community through the exhibition of art, music, literature, education, and civic engagement. We honor the Puerto Rican heritage by declaring every year the third Sunday of September as Puerto Rican Day in the City of Newark.

The PRDP delivers on its mission by producing and hosting a series of events and programs that are designed to celebrate and advance Art, Culture and Education in the Puerto Rican community, both in Puerto Rico and the mainland U.S.