A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 07, 2005
Dominican Day Parade
The Dominican Day Parade began as a small celebration in Washington Heights in 1982. Now, it's held each August on Fifth Avenue and is one of New York's largest ethnic parades.

DOMINICAN DAY PARADE, Avenue of the Americas, from 36th Street to 62nd Street, and Central Park West. Sunday at 1 p.m.

10 August 1986, New York Times, pg. 31:
The Dominican Day Parade begins today at 11 A.M., moving from Columbus Circle east on Central Park South to the Avenue of the Americas, then south to 44th Street.

14 August 1995, New York Times, "Dominican Festivities Spread to 2 Boroughs," pg. B4:
Hundreds of people poured into two neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn last night as participants in yesterday afternoon's Dominican Day Parade in Manhattan continued their celebrations, the police said.

12 August 1996, New York Times, pg. B3:
Dominican Celebrate Growth in Volume

Annual Parade Has
A Merengue Beat
To the boom-chicka-boom (emphasis on the boom) of about a dozen live merengue bands on wheels, at least 100,000 people converged on Avenue of the Americas yesterday for the 15th annual Dominican Day Parade, which has grown from a modest celebration along Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights to one of the city's larger ethnic parades.
Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityHolidays/Events/Parades • (0) Comments • Tuesday, June 07, 2005 • Permalink