Carmelo Anthony And Rosario Dawson To Be Honored At The National Puerto Rican Day Parade
Despite a terrible crisis in Puerto Rico, it won’t stop those from celebrating their nationally in New York’s biggest celebration this year.
Carmelo Anthony and Rosario Dawson will be horned at the 59th annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 10th in Manhattan. Anthony will be the parade king and Dawson the queen.
It wasn’t an easy decision for parade chairwoman Lorraine Cortes-Vasquez and the board of directors. They were completating on doing the parade due to the island’s $70 billion debt crisis ravaging it’s already-fragile economy. But Cortes-Vasquesz did it either way.
“This year, in the face of the situation and crisis in Puerto Rico, it was not an easy decision,” Cortes-Vasquez said at Tuesday’s press event according to the New York Daily News. “We went back and forth: Should we celebrate? Should we have a parade? What we decided was that there’s no better time for us to be on Fifth Ave., having our students and leadership representing the best of our community.”
Singer Ednita Nazario, TV personality Giselle Blondet and Yonkers native Adam Rodriguez are also part of the parade. This parade will be themed on family unity, marriage equality and LGBT rights. Expect this to be a parade worth remembering for a long time.