The 11th Annual Hunts Point
 

Fish Parade and Summer Festival

Saturday, June 21, 2014

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What is the Hunts Point Fish Parade?

The first Hunts Point Fish Parade was held in 2003 to raise public awareness to the community that was to become home to the Fulton Street Fish Market, following in the trail of wholesale meat and fruit vendors. Prior to the first parade, THE POINT spearheaded an outreach to and protest for the residential neighborhood, highlighting environmental concerns about a huge commercial enterprise coming to the area  (more pollution from truck traffic, for example).

When the move became inevitable, the parade became a vehicle to celebrate Hunts Point and to get to know our new neighbor. Loosely modeled after the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island, the parade welcomes the participation of community groups, organizations and individuals. Key to the Fish Parade is an emphasis on incorporating some of the quality-of-life issues in Hunts Point into the pageantry of Parade. Winding for a mile through the streets of Hunts Point, and culminating at Barretto Point Park, the procession features new and vibrant work by emerging artists, community groups and schools throughout the Bronx and beyond.

SEBCO Development has been sponsoring the Hunts Point Summer Festival since 1993. For years the festival took place on Hunts Point Avenue, and was the only day of the year that the street was closed to vehicular traffic, the Bx6 bus was re-routed, and community residents claimed the space. But then in 2006 two new waterfront parks finally opened in Hunts Point representing the first waterfront access our neighborhood has had in decades, and the very first developments along the South Bronx Greenway. To highlight these accomplishments, the parade now marches from one park to the other, and the festival takes place inside of Barretto Point Park.

This year's Fish Parade will take place on Saturday June 21, 2014. We are currently looking for groups and individuals to participate by marching, vending, tabling, and performing on the official Summer 2013 kickoff for the Hunts Point community. Join us for a day of celebrating our waterfront heritage, honoring graduates, selling food, an annual talent show and raffle prize fun for all ages.   More details below.

 

 

 

 

• Photos Fish Parade 2009
• Photos Fish Parade 2008
•  Photos Fish Parade 2007