49th annual New York Caribbean Carnival
The 49th annual New York Caribbean Carnival peaks on Labor Day with the carnival parade along Eastern Parkway, all presented by the West Indian American Day Carnival Association.
This year’s carnival grand marshals include City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; Guyana Consul General Barbara Atherly; Barbados U.N. Ambassador Keith (Tony) Marshall; and Conrad Ifill, president and CEO of Conrad’s Famous Bakery.
The West Indian Carnival is an annual celebration held on American Labor Day (the first Monday in September) in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in New York City. The main event is the West Indian Day Parade, which attracts between one and three million participants. The spectators and participators watch and follow the parade on its route along Eastern Parkway. Some of the Caribbean islands represented in the parade include Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and Grenada, along with the mainland Caribbean countries such as Guyana, Suriname, and Belize.
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