On Sunday, May 21, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. celebrated the grand finale of Bronx Week 2017 with the annual induction ceremony and Bronx Week Parade.
During the 46th annual Bronx Week Parade, hundreds of students from Bronx schools and youth organizations marched down Mosholu Parkway with the four new members of the Bronx Walk of Fame— Latin music superstar Prince Royce, hip-hop pioneer Funkmaster Flex, Orange is the New Black star Selenis Leyva and medical inventor Dr. Manny Villafaña.— who also paraded along Mosholu Parkway after the unveiling of street signs on the Grand Concourse in recognition of their achievements.
“There is never a wrong time to celebrate The Bronx, but we always turn up the volume on our borough pride during Bronx Week,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “Bronx Week 2017 was a huge success, and I was honored to once again be part of this very special annual tradition. I can’t wait for Bronx Week 2018!”
Following the parade, residents enjoyed the Bronx Week Food, Art & Music Festival, which featured popular restaurants, arts & crafts, games and activities for kids, as well as special performances by Hip-Hop legends Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick, Latin Freestyle stars TKA and Salseros Los Adolescentes.
Prior to the induction ceremony, Borough President Diaz hosted a volunteer breakfast and recognition ceremony for dozens of Bronx volunteers from Catholic Charities of New York.