Puerto Rican People’s Day Parade

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The celebration of culture and heritage that is Chicago’s annual Puerto Rican People’s Day Parade will return in person for its 43rd year on Saturday, June 19th, 2021. The Parade’s step off time is 2p.m. on Division Street Western Avenue; proceeding west on Division St. through the heart of the Puerto Rican commercial and cultural community- Paseo Boricua in Humboldt Park- culminating on Sacramento and Division. This year’s parade will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Crucifixion de Don Pedro Mural (on North Ave. and Artesian); The 40th Anniversary of Juan Antonio Corretjer’s epic Poem; “Boricua en la Luna”; And the Communities resilient response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 75 distinct groups will participate with floats, marching groups, local bands, car clubs, motorcycle associations, and bicycle groups. The Parade is annually co-sponsored by the Puerto Rican Cultural Center and Alderman Roberto Maldonado of the 26th Ward. For more information and updates, call Leony Calderon (773) 342-0855, visit www.prcc-chgo.org,

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