Revelers came out to celebrate cultural pride and joy on 5th Avenue. (Photos provided by Leo Medrano & Victor Rodriguez The parade hype man doing his thing… Grand Marshal of the parade Gilberto Santa Rosa. Gilberto waving to the crowd. Gilberto waving to the crowd. It’s not a parade without peeps from the Bronx and the Bronx Vintage Bike club represented. Musician Yandel was also present. Honored with the Trailblazer award at this year’s parade. As was actress Jeimy Osoria who played Celia Cruz in the 2016 biopic. Viva El Sueno winner, singer Ana Isabelle also strolled down 5th Avenue. The parade also had a political tone as Oscar Lopez marched. Lopez had critics, but also his fair share of supporters. But did so, with joy, pride and little music. Supporters who wanted to get their message across. As did those honoring legends of Puerto Rico’s past. Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez was also repping Boricua pride. Que bonita bandera!