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What You Need to Know for Puerto Rican Day Parade 2014

What You Need to Know for Puerto Rican Day Parade 2014

| On 08, Jun 2014

The New York City Puerto Rican Day Parade celebrates Puerto Rico and its nearly 4 million inhabitants.

This year’s theme is “Un Pueblo, Muchas Voces”/“One Nation, Many Voices””

When: Sunday, June 8, 2012 (Always the 2nd Sunday in June) 11:00am – 5:00pm

Where: Fifth Avenue between 44th Street and 79th Street (SEE MAP BELOW)

How to Get There: If you want to start at the beginning of the parade, you can taken any train to Times Square, Bryant Park or Grand Central and walk a few blocks. To find some good mid-parade spots along 5th avenue, you can get off at the 59th street stations for the following:

57th Street (at 6th Avenue) F Line
59th Street (at 5th Avenue) N/Q/R
59th Street (at Lexington) 4/5/6

Due to the Parade on Sunday, 6 Train passengers will not be allowed entry into the 77 St station from 7 AM – 9 PM.

Broadcast: Fox 5 and UPN 9

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Grand Marshals
Nydia Velazquez and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
Rosie Perez
Rene Perez Joglar
Lauren Velez
Polita Vega
Lifetime Achievement Award
Miriam Colon

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    • JoseMLopezSierra

      Dear Partner,

      The First Oscar – Mandela March in Puerto Rico on the same day that we celebrate the abolition of slavery (March 22) was a success! Click on this link to see TeleSur’s report on it: We are now looking forward to an even bigger success with our First Oscar Mandela Protest in New York City. This year, the New York City Puerto Rican Day Parade honored our political prisoner Oscar López Rivera.

      On Monday, June 23, 2014, the United Nations (UN) will be discussing once again Puerto Rico’s colonial relationship with the United States. The UN is in its third decade trying to eradicate colonialism, because of its belief that colonialism
      constitutes a threat to world peace. Since this year’s hearing date is different than the usual, our committee decided to have 2 protests this year.

      On Monday, June 16, 2014, the day after Fathers’ Day, we will have our first protest in the park across from the UN on 46th
      Street from 8 AM to 6 PM to show the world that we too believe that colonialism is a crime against humanity. On the same day of the hearing, Monday June 23, we will have a second one in the park across the UN on 44th Street. We will have a press conference in New York City to inform the public of the latest details of these events. We will need as many people at these 2 protests as possible to make the government of the United States (US) comply with the 32 UN resolutions asking the US to decolonize immediately Puerto Rico. After this many resolutions, it is obvious it does not want to.

      President Obama showed the United States’ governments’ hypocrisy about human rights in his Nelson Mandela memorial speech. Obama had only words of admiration for Nelson Mandela. He, however, has tenaciously refused, to release from prison Oscar for doing exactly the same, Mandela did, despite
      the enormous pressure from Puerto Rico and the rest of the world. Oscar has already spent 6 more years in prison than the 27 that Mandela served. The US
      likes it when other countries release their political prisoners and decolonize
      their colonies, but the US government refuses to do the same. Doesn’t the United States have to follow the same rules as the rest of the world? Obviously, those who have colonies don’t believe in justice for all.

      Please help us promote these protests. They are so important to obtain Oscar’s release from prison, and achieve the purpose for which he has spent his whole life on.

      We will have a sign-up sheet at the protests so that whoever wants to get involved in the planning of this yearly permanent protest in New York City.

      We look forward to greeting old and new partners in our struggle to provide real justice for all!

      José M López Sierra
      Because, rights are not requested, they are demanded!