Sponsored by the Bayonne Hispanic Association, this year’s Hispanic Parade kicked off shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 18, making its way up Broadway and eventually cross town to Stephen Gregg County Park near 40th Street.
The parade included dancers in colorful costumes, who danced the whole two miles and honored Antonia Peralta as Queen of Golden Age.
“She is 80 years old and she adds a beautiful history to the Spanish community in Bayonne,” said parade organizer Abett Hernandez.
Other members of the association included President Daniel Acosta-Parade, Carmen Acosta, Ivette Cintron, Jose Toree, and Antonia Peralta.
Hernandez said the parade’s queen was Erica Villa Toro, with princesses Valeria Parada and Tiffany Rubea, and Little Queen from Honduras Katherine Dias.
Honors also went to Mariah and Jessenia Sepulveda, Liana Gonzalez, and Tyana Bonardi.
The spiritual godfather of the parade was Henry Sanchez, Hernandez said.
The parade was followed by a cultural festival at the Assumption Church Hall near West 23rd Street.