Rochester’s first Dominican Day celebration took place Sunday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. The city held its first ever Dominican Day celebration Sunday afternoon. It took place at the International Plaza.           

The celebration was a chance to get out and learn about a culture that has been ingrained in the Rochester community for a long time. There was Dominican food, dancing, and even a live performance from a Grammy award winner.

“The intention is to make sure that people know that Dominicans have a presence in this community. We’ve been around for a long time and we are totally immersed and great contributors to this community,” said Eugenio Marlin, event organizer.”

Organizers want to continue to have the event in the years to come, and they hope that the Rochester community will show its support.

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.