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New York is Ready for the West Indian Labor Day Parade

This week, the Caribbean culture in Brooklyn will be at its fullest with colors, food, music, and other artistic performances representing the Caribbean’s diversity at the West Indian Labor Day Parade.

The largest Caribbean carnival in the United States is happening this year after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

More than two million people are expected to be at Eastern Parkway on Monday, September 5 to dance to the rhythms of soca, reggae, afrobeats, dancehall, Haitian Konpa, and others. 

From Thursday, September 1 to Labor Day on Monday, 5, here are the parade events the West Indian American Day Carnival Association has set up: 

September 1:

Vibes with Voicey Concert The Concert New York: Soca and Shayo 

Where: The Brooklyn Museum 

Time: 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM

You can buy your tickets here

September 2:

Island to Island: Live performances of Soca artists and DJs backed by a live band

Where: Brooklyn  Museum 

Time: 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM

You can purchase your ticket here 

September 3 : 

Junior Carnival Parade

The parade “assembles at KINGSTON AVENUE and ST. JOHN’S PLACE and then continues on St. John’s Place, making a left on FRANKLIN AVENUE. On FRANKLIN AVENUE, proceed to PRESIDENT STREET and make a right on PRESIDENT STREET. The parade continues on PRESIDENT STREET into the BROOKLYN MUSEUM.”

Where:  Brooklyn Museum

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

You can buy tickets here

September 3 :

Pan in Mirror, with a minor change

Steel band performances with

  • Tyler Cohen and Friends
  • Unison Steel Orchestra
  • Island Interlude with Andre White
  • Steel Sensation
  • Kendall K. Williams and Pan in Motion
  • Pan Evolution Steel Orchestra (PESO)

Where: Brooklyn Museum 

Time: 7:00

Buy tickets here

September 4 : 

Paintopia Jouvert 

With DJs:

  • Miami Dream Team
  • Kevin Crown
  • Tony X
  • Travis world & Major Penny
  • Riggo Suave
  • MIlo Myles
  • Backyard & Xpo
  • Jr Cruiza & Selecta Jb
  • Paddy & Young Tec.
  • Starkid

Where: Brooklyn Museum 

Time: 7:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Buy tickets here 

September 4 :

Amnesia: Soca and Dancehall event

Where: Brooklyn Museum 

Time: 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Buy tickets here

September 5 :

Labor Day Carnival  

The parade will start at 11:00 AM at Schenectady Avenue and finish at Grand Army Plaza.

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Ralph Thomassaint Joseph

Ralph Thomassaint Joseph is the Caribbean Communities Correspondent for Documented. He studied Law and Sociology in Haiti and holds a master’s degree in Digital Journalism from New York University.




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