Dancing up Fifth Avenue for 41 Years

By definition, the word Hispanic refers to people from the Spanish-speaking areas of the Americas and the Caribbean.

For 41 years, New York’s United Hispanic-American Parade has brought together people whose origins are in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Dressed in their national and regional costumes, thousands of men, women and children mambo, salsa, merengue, cha-cha and tango up Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. The dancers’ energy and joy is contagious, the drummers hands are frenetic, and the massed spectators smile, sway and wave flags in time to the relentless beat.

Girl with yellow pom-poms Posted by Picasa

Girls in orange Posted by Picasa

Girl with blue eyeshadow Posted by Picasa

Puerto Rican woman Posted by Picasa

Dancers waiting for their cue Posted by Picasa

A dancer and her beau Posted by Picasa

Men with bells on their boots Posted by Picasa

Girl in ostrich feathers Posted by Picasa

Girl in pink and green Posted by Picasa

Boys and girls in pink and green Posted by Picasa

Men with skulls on their chests Posted by Picasa

People in Peruvian costumes Posted by Picasa

Drummers marching up the avenue Posted by Picasa

  • New York Hispanic Parade
  • Galos Corp.: New York Hispanic Parade History
  • 4 Responses to Dancing up Fifth Avenue for 41 Years

    1. Antof9 says:

      wow! GREAT pictures! So vibrant and colorful. Thanks for sharing 🙂


    2. Pendullum says:

      Wow seems to be an understatement…
      Those were spectacular…


    3. softdrink says:

      Your photos (and your subjects) are positively gorgeous!

      I can’t believe how quickly you found me…granted, it wasn’t hard, but still…thanks for commenting. 🙂

      I thought about you yesterday when I heard the news of the plane crash. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be for you, but know that I’m thinking of you. Hugs to you,


    4. Kate says:

      This series of photographs is quite outstanding. You captured the culture quite well. Thanks for visiting my blog, too!


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