West Indian Americans Celebrate

Masqueraders in colorful costumes brought the culture of the Caribbean alive as they paraded down Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway in the West Indian American Day Parade. The annual Labor Day festival, now in its 47th year, took place on September 1 and drew thousands of people to the borough often referred to as the home of Caribbean culture in the United States. The parade is the culmination of an all-things-Caribbean celebration in NYC that started on August 28 and included a steel pan competition as well as performances by some of the biggest artists in Soca, Reggae and Calypso music. Check out some of the parade highlights.

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