2017 Dominican Day Parade | New York City ‘LLERO Editors August 13, 2017 This year’s parade was in honor of fallen officer Miositis Familia. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in attendance. First Dominican elected to U.S. Congress Adriano Espaillat. Parade Padrino Hall of Fame great Juan Marichal. Bringing some carnival spirit to Quisqueya. Even Mr. Met got in the action this year. It’s not a parade without a political message.