Photo by Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire
The Colombian International Cultural Center held this Sunday, July 27th, the fourteenth edition of the Colombian Parade in New York. Like every year, the event was attended by personalities from the political, artistic and business world as well as hundreds of people from Colombia who proudly waved the flag of the coffee country. There were multicolored roses and beautiful women.
With quite warm temperatures that touched 80 degrees Fahrenheit, the Colombian public stood along the wide avenue Northern Boulevard to commemorate the Independence of Colombia and to show your patriotism correctly.
“Very nice parade and as living a few blocks from the Northern Boulevard, then whenever I come to celebrate our independence with friends and family,” said Franchesca Rosado. “I like to see people dressed in Colombian costumes.”
During the parade, were recognized with the ‘golden apple’ the ophthalmologist Dr. Rodrigo Belalcazar and Jorge Enrique Machuca, the Funza Mayor, Cundinamarca. The first pays for services to the Latino community in both New York and Miami, and the second for its policy of inclusion for people on disability status.
Melinda Katz, Queens County President, gave a proclamation to the Colombian International Cultural Center, who received same Rafaél Castelar, president of that organization and the General Consul of Colombia in New York, Elsa Gladys Cifuentes.
La Reina del Carnaval de Barranquilla 2014, Maria Margarita Diazgranados Gerlein, was the guest of honor, along with Erica Manga, Queen of Colombian Parade in New York, Kimberly Rivera, Colombian Parade juvenile queen of New York; Laura Rojas, Miss Tourism International and Tatiana Murcia, Miss America Colombia.