By Mark Abrams

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Organizers of the annual Puerto Rican Day parade and festival in Philadelphia are finalizing plans for the cultural celebration later this month.

Joanna Otero-Cruz is executive director of El Concilio, the organization coordinating the Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, Sept. 28 along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Otero-Cruz says this year’s parade will feature some 1,500 participants.

And, after the parade the organization plans two celebration areas where people can go to hear music, enjoy a variety of ethnic foods, and learn about Latin culture.

“Either at Fourth and Lehigh, where they’ll have Oro Solido and Brenda K Star or on Front and Lehigh with Coqui Fest with Rep. Angel Cruz and he’ll also have different artists,” Otero-Cruz said.
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