Caribbean Carnival Takes Over Jersey Streets

A group of Trinidadians showed their pride. (Photo by Melissa Noel)

The Trinidad and Jamaica flags flew high. (Photo by Melissa Noel)

(Photo by Melissa Noel)

King of Jersey City Carnival, Lance Louison took a break from dancing through the streets to enjoy carnival with his infant son who is already showing pride in his Grenadian heritage. (Photo by Melissa Noel)

Jamaican pride was on display as these masqueraders posed for pictures during carnival. (Photo by Melissa Noel)

Carnival characters delighted the crowd as they made their way through the streets of Jersey City near the waterfront. (Photo by Melissa Noel)

This masquerader represented the island of Haiti. (Photo by Melissa Noel)

A high-energy Soca music performer. (Photo by Melissa Noel)

A young boy displays his Guyanese heritage. (Photo by Melissa Noel)

The vibrant culture of the Caribbean came alive at the 19th annual Jersey City West Indian/Caribbean American Carnival on Saturday, July 26, 2014. The festivities started early with the 9 a.m. group breakfast and was followed by a noontime parade that went from Lincoln Park to City Hall. The day ended with a festival featuring Caribbean food, fare and performances at the Exchange Place Waterfront. Check out some of the highlights.

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