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Boston scenes: Dominican parade captivates community

Lilly Perez, 3, marches in the Dominican Parade along Centre Street in Jamaica Plain on Sunday, Aug. 14. PHOTO: ANGELA ROWLINGS
A member of the Asocacion Carnavalesca de Massachusetts, dressed as Dominican folk character diablo cojuelo, dances with Magal. PHOTO: ANGELA ROWLINGS
A member of Fantasia de una Tradicion Calife performs. PHOTO: ANGELA ROWLINGS
Spectators watch the parade pass by on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. PHOTO: ANGELA ROWLINGS
Participants carry Dominican flags along Centre Street. PHOTO: ANGELA ROWLINGS
Ivan Avalo of Methuen gets help covering his face in glitter prior to joining the parade. PHOTO: ANGELA ROWLINGS
Rochy, center, who has been performing as Dominican folk character Roba la Gallina (Rob the Hen) for 40 years, entertains the crowd. PHOTO: ANGELA ROWLINGS
Spectators display Dominican pride along the parade route. PHOTO: ANGELA ROWLINGS