CCC President Wilfredo Nieves, Ed.D is one of the honorees at the third annual Connecticut Institute for Community Development Puerto Rican Parade (CICD) and fourth annual Festival del Coqui on Sunday June 3rd.
On May 29th Nieves and other honorees were presented with a sash and proclamations at flag raising ceremonies held at the State Capitol with Governor Dannel Malloy and at Hartford City Hall with Mayor Pedro Segarra.
Other Parade dignitaries include Grand Marshal Marilyn Alverio, Ethnic Marketing Solutions: Godmother, Syliva Vargas, Retired HPS teacher; and Puerto Rican Congressman, Pedro Peirlusi, who is the Guest of Honor of the Parade.
The parade, starting at noon, begins at the corner of Warwarme and Wethersfield Avenues and goes to Main Street ending at Gold Street.The festivities continue at the Festival del Coqui which begins at 2:00 pm at the Bushnell Park Pavilion. At the Festival del Coqui audiences will enjoy Latino food, local cultural entertainment, and an array of Latin music.
The Connecticut Institute for Community Development-Puerto Rican Parade Committee (CICD) is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization founded in 1958 dedicated to social engagement, community building, cultural enrichment, and most renowned for its annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.Annually, the parade and festival attracts over 50,000 people from around the region who converge upon the city of Hartford to join in the festivities every first Sunday in June.