THE BRONX — A parade celebrating Dominican pride will come back to The Bronx this weekend.
The 26th annual Bronx Dominican Day Parade is set for July 26 at 12 p.m., starting at Grand Concourse and East Tremont Avenue and ending about 1.5 miles later at Grand Concourse and East 166th Street.
A VIP breakfast will take place on the same day as the parade at 8 a.m. at Hostos Community College, and the parade formation will start at 11 a.m. along Grand Concourse between Burnside and East Tremont Avenues.
The borough will also host several Dominican-themed events leading up to the parade, including a Dominican Heritage Celebration that Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will host on July 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Veterans' Memorial Hall at 851 Grand Concourse.
There will be a Bronx Dominican Parade Gala Banquet that day as well at Marina del Rey in Throgs Neck from 7 p.m. until 12 a.m.
Additionally, Abrazo Dominicano, another celebration of Dominican heritage, will be held on July 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Maestros Banquet Hall at 1703 Bronxdale Ave.
“It is a great day to celebrate the Dominican people in the borough of The Bronx," Diaz said in a statement. "Currently, there are over 210,000 individuals of Dominican heritage already living in this great borough, and as the numbers continues to increase, every neighborhood is getting a taste of the rich culture and heritage that the community offers."