Board Members:

Jubilo L. Afonso
Maria Almeida
Nicholas Almeida
Diane Andrade
Andre Azevedo
Isabel Bastos
Jose Carlos Brito
Joe Capitao
Tania Canelo
Leonel Cardoso  
Benny Carvalho
Jose Castanheira
Stephanie Catarino
Fernanda Correia
Nelson Costa
Fr. John Carlos DeSousa
Nancy Dionisio
Laura Fernandes
Jonathan Ferreira
Alexandra Gil
Stephanie Goncalves
Sergio Granados
Angelica Grova
Alex Henriques
Idalina Lopes
Jaime Lopes
James Lopes

Joaquim Panara

 Jennifer Ramalho
Sarah Rocha
Tony Rodrigues
Steve Soares
Maria Cristina Torres
Luis Vale
Maria Zacarias

The Portuguese Day Parade in Elizabeth, New Jersey is the oldest running Portuguese Parade in the State of New Jersey. Since 1978, each sector of the Portuguese community; organizations, clubs, non-profits and religious institutions come together to commemorate our heritage of distinction. Portugal Day is a cultural revitalization of our community and a demonstration of its force and ambition.

The Portugal Day Committee is made up of one representative from each of the Portuguese organizations within the City of Elizabeth and the surrounding areas. Each organization has its own mission and progeny to maintain, however a collaborated ideology is created through the combined efforts of uniting a strong Portuguese Community.

The Elizabeth Portugal Day Committee strives to maintain the Portuguese-American cultural ideals and customs through a celebration of our cultural heritage. More specifically, Portuguese Americans, children and families together, partake in races, fishing competitions, soccer tournaments, golf tournaments, community exhibitions, pageants and the finale of participating in the grand parade which takes place every year on the first sunday in June.


Andreia Costa, President 2018

About Us

The Committee for 2018 is made up of the following:

Affiliate Organizations:
Portuguese Instructive Social Club
P.I.S.C. Nova Mocidade
Rancho Danças e Cantares de Portugal
Escola Amadeu Correira
Our Lady of Fatima Parish
Knights of Columbus
Elizabeth Portuguese LIONS
Elizabeth Portuguese LEO Club

Elizabeth Youth Soccer

Portuguese American Govt. Ass. (PAGA)

Portuguese American Police Ass. (PAPA)

President:
Andreia Costa

Vice Presidents:
Michelle S. Afonso
Manuela (Nela) Matos

Secretaries:
Melissa Sintra
Jorge DaCosta

Treasurers:
Jannifer DaSilva Costa
Filipe Ramos

Public Relations:
Joaquim Martins

Maria Z. Carvalho
Rogerio Pestana

Parade Coordinator:
Jennifer M. Costa 

Pageant Coordinator:
Jacqueline Esteves

Golf Coordinator:
Manny Grova, Jr.

Immediate Past President:
Carla Rodrigues

Rainha 2018:
Ashley Batista

Rei 2018:
Michael Costa