Colombians Make Some Noise in Queens

22 Jul
Que Viva Colombia

Que Viva Colombia

After a brutal heatwave took over the northeast for about a week, the weather cooled off just in time for the annual Colombian Independence Day Parade along Northern Blvd in Jackson Heights, Queens this past Sunday, July 21st. The actual date of Independence from Spain was July 20th, 1810. Perhaps it was a combination of the better weather and Colombian singer Carlos Vives in concert in NYC the night before but the crowd was really in a festive mood.  The tricolor flags were waving around by many proud Colombianos from all over the tristate area visiting along the parade route.   Salsa and cumbia music can be heard from many of the colorful floats.  Marchers and the parade revelers alike danced to the hot music. Probably the best group that got the crowd worked up were the Hispanic Society FDNY..those guys were dancing it up for the crowd.

Dancing Firefighters

Dancing Firefighters

TV News Personality

TV News Personality

Salsa dancers

Salsa dancers

     Colombians are a hard working people and are a huge part of the melting pot of Jackson Heights. As this is an election year a few of the politicos arrived to shake hands with the crowd and make their presence known. Anthony Weiner got the biggest reaction from the crowd so that might be an indication he may get the Latino vote come November. One float that really had the crowd worked up was the Avianca Airline float with musicians playing some hot Colombian tunes. They were soon followed by the motorcycles club, Street Ambitions, with some nice bikes. All in all, it was a good representation of the Colombian culture and a fun time. The best thing though is tasting some delicious Colombian food in plenty of restaurants along Northern Blvd. after the parade finished.

Fans celebrating at the parade

Fans celebrating at the parade

Street Ambitions motorcycle club

Street Ambitions motorcycle club

Avianca Float musicians

Avianca Float musicians

Taxi Beauty Queens

Taxi Beauty Queens

Hot biker chick

Hot biker chick

Another hot biker chick

Another hot biker chick

Just chilling..

Just chilling..

Unique artwork

Unique artwork

Fans having lots of fun

Fans having lots of fun

Beauty Queens

Beauty Queens

Likes loud music

Likes loud music

Likes louder music

Likes louder music

A fun day at the parade

A fun day at the parade

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2 Responses to “Colombians Make Some Noise in Queens”

  1. Frank Salvatore June 13, 2017 at 11:09 am #

    When is the Columbian day parade in Jackson heights Queens this year, 2017?
    Can you tell me the date, time and location please?
    Thank you
    Frank Salvatore

    • nycparadelife June 15, 2017 at 10:00 pm #

      Hello,
      The Colombian parade is scheduled for July 23rd on Northern Blvd in Queens. It’s alot of fun and some great restaurants on the parade route.

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