Viva Ecuador! 1
Floats pass by behind an American flag on Northern Boulevard. The New York City skyline makes a nice backdrop.
Viva Ecuador! 2
This girl stands on her father’s shoulders to get a better look at the floats and passersby.
This group sports traditional Ecuadorian clothing.
Dancers strut their stuff down the street while onlookers cheer them on.
This little boy sports Ecuadorian colors as he looks on at the parade.
Councilman Peter Vallone greets his constituents.
A group of Ecuadorian men wave their hands and flags to show their pride. Thousands of people showed up to celebrate Ecuador’s independence from Spain.
Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:30 am
Updated: 8:30 pm, Wed Aug 14, 2013.
On Aug. 4, Jackson Heights was filled with Ecuadorian pride. Thousands of people turned out to the Ecuadorian Day parade that ran along Northern Boulevard from 69th to 87th streets.
In addition to the colorful floats and sea of people, mayoral candidates Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Anthony Weiner and Joe Lhota showed their support by sporting yellow, red and blue — the colors of the Ecuadorian flag.
Councilman Peter Vallone Jr.(D-Astoria), Assemblyman Francisco Moya and public advocate candidate Reshma Saujani strutted their stuff down the boulevard, flanked by dancers, floats and leaders of the Ecuadorian community.
The event celebrates the country’s independence from Spain in 1822.
Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:30 am.
Updated: 8:30 pm.