City celebrates first-ever Dominican Day on Sunday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The city is hosting its first-ever Dominican Day celebration on Sunday at the International Plaza on 828 North Clinton Avenue.

The celebration of Dominican-American culture will feature food, live music, dance, and games including dominos. These will also be storytelling and children’s activities led by the Rochester Latino Theatre.

The event is free and runs from noon until 5 p.m. Dominican Day honors the start of the Dominican Republic’s second war of independence. Musical performers will include Banda Light, the Dinzey Trio, Don Chuchi, and DJ Frank.

You can read more about the event here.

The celebration is sponsored by the Rochester Area Community Foundation, the N.Y. State Council on the Arts, the City of Rochester, Ibero-American Development Corporation, IBERO, and Poder 97.1 in collaboration with the Dominican Socio-Cultural Society, and Hermandad Socio Cultural Dominicana. 

The International Plaza, where the festival will take place, is a vibrant, Latin-themed event space and marketplace. It features a variety of vendors and vending options, ranging from pop-up tents and carts to more permanent locations housed in retail kiosks, a performance pavilion, dedicated restrooms, and a service/storage building.