[SLIDESHOW] Bronxites declare: ¡Somos Dominicanos!

By: Mehroz Baig

Bronxites gathered Tuesday evening for a night of singing, dancing and celebrating Dominican Heritage Month. More than 600,000 people of Dominican descent live in New York, and the Bronx’s population is about 17 percent Dominican, according to 2009 Census estimates. These numbers are expected to increase in the 2010 Census. With an increasing Dominican presence in the borough, we asked Bronxites why they are proud to be Dominican and the importance of celebrating Dominican Heritage Month.

Dominican Heritage Month Celebration from Mehroz Baig on Vimeo.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and La Gran Parada Dominicana de El Bronx hosted the event.

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