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

Juventude  de  Deus
Elizabeth Portuguese LIONS
​Elizabeth Youth Soccer

Portuguese American Govt. Ass. (PAGA)

Portuguese American Police Ass. (PAPA)

Portuguese  Sporting  Club

Portuguese Club  of  Hillside

The Committee for 2023 is made up of the following:

Jorge Da Costa

Vice Presidents:
Rogerio Pestana

Tanya Canelo

Nelson Costa

Sergio Granados

Carla Rodrigues DaSilva

Jennifer Ramalho

Jennifer DaSilva Costa
Idalina Lopes

Public Relations:

Nicholas Almeida

Maria Z. Carvalho
Steve Soares

Parade Coordinators:
Melissa Sinta Costa

Jennifer Ramalho​

Pageant Coordinators:
Jacqueline Esteves Castanheira

Nancy Dioniso

Golf Coordinators:
Manny Grova, Jr.

Jaime Lopes

Cultural Exhibition Coordinators:

Maria Torres

Isabel Bastos

Fishing Derby Coordinators:

Maria M. Matos

Maria Almeida

Soccer Coordinators:

Isabel Bastos

Maria Carvalho


Padre Nuno Rocha

Immediate Past President:
Maria Almeida

Rainha 2022:
Michelle Caneira

Board Members:

Jubilo L. Afonso

Michelle S. Afonso

Fernando Albuquerque
Jose Carlos Brito
Joe Capitao
Leonel Cardoso  

Jose Castanheira
Fernanda Correia

Marie Costa
Fr. John Carlos DeSousa

Stephanie Vieira Domingues
Stephanie Goncalves
Alex Henriques
James Lopes

 Stephanie Lopes

Joaquim Panarra

Filipe Ramos
Tony Rodrigues
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.

Jorge Da Costa, President 2022

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