Bronx Week Parade Shows the Many Flavors of the Bronx

Photo c/o Jason Green

Photo c/o Jason Green

On a very warm and sunny Sunday the Bronx’s 44th Annual Bronx Week celebration came to a very festive and celebratory culmination with the Bronx Week Parade and Concert on Mosholu Parkway.

While on stage to host as master of ceremonies, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced each group in the parade. He encouraged them to pause in front of the stage to show their talent, express the purpose of their organization, or to take a selfie with him. In an impressive show of the diversity of the surrounding Mosholu area and the Bronx as a borough, groups marching were of many different cultural, racial, religious, and ideological backgrounds.

Schools along with their marching bands were out in full force representing the area including: Bronx High School of Science, P.S. 76, Monroe College Band, Rossevelt Cheerleading, and Harry S. Truman High School. Community Board 7 and the Bronx Democratic County Committee proudly displayed their banner with Assemblymen Marcos Crespo and Victor Pichardo, and Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson.


Friends of Mosholu Parkland

While always working hard and serving a very important function in keeping their area’s in shape, community groups were able to spread their message as well as let their hair down in celebration. The clean parkway along with all the new young trees lining Mosholu are thanks to Friends of Mosholu Parkland who worked with the Parks Department and the Million Trees program for three years to get the new trees.

The diversity and greatness of the ‘Borough of Diversity’ was shown to all through the dances and music that are part of the Garifuna and Hare Krishna cultures.

In an exclusive quote to The Bronx Chronicle, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. said, “Once again, we closed out an amazing Bronx Week with our annual parade, festival, and concert on Mosholu Parkway. Thousands of people—Bronxites and Bronxites-at-heart—participated in this year’s festivities, and I was proud to be a part of this wonderful event for the sixth straight year.”

At the close of the parade was the beginning of the concert with food booths and other goods lining the other side of Mosholu Parkway. Jose Alberto and The Cover Girls were the concert’s main acts with local artists, like spoken word poet, NeNe Ali.

On the ground covering the parade (and taking many pictures) were your friendly neighborhood columnist Lewis Goldstein and Associate Editor for The Bronx Chronicle, Kathleen Canzoniero. Special thanks to Jason Green for the pictures.




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