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Grand Marshal Gala 2022

Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe 100 Frank W Burr Blvd, Teaneck, NJ, United States

The Independence Day Parade Grand Marshal is one of the highest honors bestowed by PIDCI annually to an individual (or a couple). The search recognizes an exceptionally outstanding person (or a couple) whose contributions have positively impacted the local community and the greater community as well. This special honor is in recognition of excellent leadership […]

Diwa Ng Kalayaan 2022

Holiday Inn Newark International Airport 160 Frontage Road, Newark, NJ, United States

We proudly introduce you to Geraldine, Tara, and Christine, our lovely contestants for Diwa ng Kalayaan. These young ladies exemplify the true meaning of beauty and brains. Who will be crowned as our next Diwa ng Kalayaan? Come and join us on April 16th to find out. Don't miss out!

Mrs. Kalayaan 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport 128 Frontage Road, Newark, NJ, United States

Mrs. Kalayaan is a popularity contest for married or formerly married Filipino/Filipino-American women who vie for the honor of becoming PIDCI’s Ambassador of Goodwill for one year and also get the opportunity to get to ride on a festive parade float during the Philippine Independence Day Parade on Madison Avenue (the largest parade of its […]

Philippine Independence Ball

Da Mikelle Palazzo 69-02 Garfield Ave, Queens, New York, United States

The culminating event features a grand Independence Ball where everyone gathers in a night of dancing and entertainment to celebrate the successful Independence Day Parade. It is usually held the weekend after the Independence Day Parade.

Maria Clara Coronation Gala

The Chandeliert 1081 Broadway, Bayonne, New Jersey, United States

The Maria Clara Coronation Gala is held during the summer months - and is PIDCI's tribute to the women who embody the Maria Clara mystique. The event is a dinner dance setting and is a showcase of the wonders and elegance of the Maria Clara dress.

2023 Diwa ng Kalayaan / Ginoo Ng Kalayaan

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport 128 Frontage Road, Newark, NJ, United States

The Diwa Ng Kalayaan (Spirit of Independence) and the Ginoo Ng Kalayaan (Gentleman of Freedom) is a competition conducted among Dalagang Filipina (single Filipino girls) and Ginoong Filipino 16-25 years of age. The Search is being conducted as an integral part of the annual commemoration of the Declaration of Philippine Independence. More importantly, the contest […]


2023 Philippine Independence Day Parade, New York City

38th Street / Madison Avenue – 27th Street/Madison Avenue Madison Ave & E 38th St, New York, New York, United States

Kick off of the Philippine Independence Day Parade on 38th and Madison Ave moving south to 27th Street and Madison. Usually participated in by over 100 contingents of marchers, floats, bands, open convertibles and invited special guests and celebrities.With delectable edibles, wares and goods, business promotions are front and center at the street fair - […]