Robust and festive music. Aromatic and exotic foods. Vibrant and Colorful Costumes. These are all three very conspicuous qualities of the 45th Annual Brooklyn West Indian Labor Day Parade scheduled for Monday September 3rd.
At 3 am on Monday morning, the days festivities will kick off with a J’ouvert celebration with steel pan. The Parade route begins at 11 am at Utica Avenue and Eastern Parkway. It will run down eastern parkway, ending at Grand Army Plaza in Park Slope.
Admission is free. All along the route, there will be numerous Caribbean food vendors serving exotic Caribbean street foods.
For transportation, take 2,3,4,5 trains to stops between and including Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum and Norstrand Avenue, with the parade ending at the Brooklyn Museum.
Monday’s carnival will headline the weekend long celebration of Caribbean American culture in New York City. From, Thursday through to Monday’s Parade, there will be evening entertainment at the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway).
For more information, contact the West Indian American Day Carnival Association. See you all there for a good time, good music, and good vibes.