Don't Miss: September
by nycgo.com staff, 08/13/2014
Photo: Joe Buglewicz
West Indian American Day Carnival
Even in New York City, few events overwhelm the senses more than the West Indian American Day Carnival, the annual celebration of the culture of NYC's Caribbean community. More than a million spectators turn out in Brooklyn to hear the sounds of reggae and calypso music, taste freshly cooked delicacies and see revelers in elaborate, colorful costumes. It's a great chance to experience firsthand the City's trademark diversity—and, of course, to purchase the foods, crafts, books, clothing, art, jewelry and more offered by vendors along the parade route, which officially runs along Eastern Parkway from Schenectady Avenue to Washington Avenue, though in practice goes up to Grand Army Plaza. The parade starts at 11am.