NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The National Dominican Day Parade marched on 6th Avenue in Manhattan to celebrate culture, pride, and more on Sunday in New York City.
The parade started at noon, proceeding from south to north on Sixth Avenue starting from West 38th Street and ending on West 56th Street.
The annual event celebrates Dominican culture, folklore, and traditions with parade floats, musical guests, and dignitaries.
The theme for this year's parade was "Our History, Our People" and for the first time in its 41-year run, the president of the Dominican Republic appeared at the parade as grand marshal. President Luis Abinader also attended Friday night's Dominican Day Parade Benefit Gala in New Rochelle.
Funds from the annual gala have aided the youth, raising over $200,000 in past years for scholarship recipients, putting them through college and postgraduate institutions.
The Dominican Day Parade organization holds multiple events throughout the year like food drives to support the community.