Yonkers Hispanic Day Parade and Festival Presented by MVP Health Care Set for June 3



CONTACT: Jo Ann LeSage Nelson

YONKERS, NY, May 30, 2018 — The 2018 Yonkers Hispanic Day Parade presented by MVP Health Care will kick off at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 3 at the corner of South Broadway and Mclean Avenue and will end at Chicken Island in Getty Square.  MVP has made a substantial commitment to support this year’s parade, which is in its 39th year and is the largest parade in Westchester County.

The parade, which was originally called the Yonkers Puerto Rican Day Parade, averages 2,500 participants; up to a dozen floats; and several high school bands, sports teams, and community groups. It is organized by The Yonkers Hispanic Cultural Foundation.

“The Yonkers Hispanic Parade and Festival celebrates both diversity and unity, while highlighting different cultures and customs, and MVP is proud to be a part of it,” said Mark Santiago, MVP vice president, retail outreach. “MVP is working every day in cities and towns like Yonkers to help create healthy communities and we are pleased to be the first-ever presenting sponsor of this event, which gets people out and also brings them together.  It will be a day filled with fun activities, entertainment, and people celebrating and embracing different cultures.”

“No words could possibly express how happy we are to have MVP as our title sponsor for the 2018 Yonkers Hispanic Day Parade. MVP’s, professionalism, generosity, and personal commitment to the betterment of the community have been evident through the company’s sponsorship of this annual event,” said Luis Muniz, president of the Yonkers Hispanic Cultural Foundation.

Following the parade, the community is invited to attend the Hispanic Day Festival featuring a concert at Chicken Island where attendees can enjoy live music by local bands, ethnic food and beverages, and several activities to entertain all members of the family, including a bounce castle for children. As part of the festivities, MVP will offer free face painting for children in the MVP Health Care tent on the festival grounds.

During the festival, Grammy Award-winning pianist, bandleader, musician, and composer of Puerto Rican ancestry Eddie Palmieri will be honored with a lifetime achievement award.


About MVP Health Care

MVP Health Care is a nationally recognized, community-focused, not-for-profit health insurer serving more than 700,000 members in New York and Vermont. Committed to the complete well-being of its members, MVP provides the tools and information they need to achieve better health and peace of mind. For more information, visit www.mvphealthcare.com, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mvphealthcare, and on Twitter at @MVPHealthCare.