New York's landmark Fifth Avenue will once again shine with Puerto Rican pride and culture, as the 16th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade (54th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade since the event's inception as a local organization, will take place on Sunday, June 12, 2011. This year's theme is "Celebrating the Natural Beauty of Puerto Rico". Organization such as the Puerto Rico Conservation Trust and the Puerto Rico Chapter of the Sierra Club, have joined on the effort to raise awareness to preserved the environment and natural resources of the island, as Global Ambassador to the arts Actor John Leguizamo, said, "Let save the environment for the white people".
Another honoree, is Bronx's poet, Caridad de La Cruz, AKA, "La Bruja" as the Youth Godmother. See video bellow of "La Bruja" sharing ones of her poems as the news-conference.
video by Rafael Martínez Alequín