The Caribbean parade in NYC will be on 9/4/2017 (PHOTOS/VIDEOS).

Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC – Sweet Sixteen girl celebrating her 16 birthday. Do you need Sweet Sixteen photos/video in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan? Send me a message. Puente de Brooklyn, Nueva York – 16 años de esta hermosa señorita. ¿Necesitas fotos/video de Quinceañera? Envíeme un mensaje. Foto por Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC – Sweet Sixteen girl celebrating her 16 birthday.
Do you need Sweet Sixteen photos/video in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan?
Send me a message.
Puente de Brooklyn, Nueva York – 16 años de esta hermosa señorita.
¿Necesitas fotos/video de Quinceañera?
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Foto por Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

Get $50.00 off if you book your wedding or Sweet Sixteen photos and/or video in September. Your event can be in 2017 or 2018. Click here for more info.

Obten $50.00 de descuento si reservas tus fotos y/o video de tu boda o quinceaños en Septiembre. Tu evento puede ser en el 2017 o 2018. Oprime aquí para más info.

Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC – The Brooklyn Bridge and skyscrapers in the Lower Manhattan. Do you need wedding photos or video? Send me a message. El Puente de Brooklyn y rascacielos en el bajo Manhattan. ¿Necesitas fotos o video de bodas? Envíame un mensaje. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC – The Brooklyn Bridge and skyscrapers in the Lower Manhattan.
Do you need wedding photos or video?
Send me a message.
El Puente de Brooklyn y rascacielos en el bajo Manhattan.
¿Necesitas fotos o video de bodas? Envíame un mensaje.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

Tuesday, August 29, 2017. New York City – The New York Caribbean parade (also known as the West Indian American Labor Day Parade) will be on Monday, September 4, 2017. This is one of the best parades in NYC and in the United States of America.

The parade starts at Eastern Pkwy and Utica Ave. See map.

Route of the 50th West Indian American Labor Day Parade. Brooklyn, New York City.

Route of the 50th West Indian American Labor Day Parade.
Brooklyn, New York City.

According to the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), organizers of the carnival in New York City, “Ms. Jessie Wardell and some of her West Indian friends started the Carnival in Harlem in the 1930?s by staging costume parties in large enclosed places – like the Savoy, Renaissance and Audubon Ballrooms due to the cold wintry weather of February. This is the usual time for the pre-Lenten celebrations held in most countries around the world. However, because of the very nature of Carnival and the need to parade in costume to music – in door confinement did not work.

The earliest known Carnival street activity was held during the 1940?s when Ms. Wardell, secured the first street permit for a parade type event on the streets of Harlem. During the 1960?s, another Trinidadian – Rufus Goring, brought Carnival to Brooklyn. In 1967, Goring passed the reigns over to Carlos Lezama, who became president of WIADCA and who nurtured the organization and carnival celebrations till 2001, when, due to his ill-health he retired and his daughter, Yolanda Lezama-Clark served as president till 2011. Thomas Bailey was elected president in 2012 and continue to serve. All lived in Trinidad & Tobago during their early lives.

“The New York Caribbean Carnival Parade” has grown over the years from thousands of participants and tourists to over 1 million people in attendance since the mid – 1990?s according to then Mayor Rudy Giuliani. The influx of tourists from all over the world has benefited New York City on an economic level, most recognizably with large corporations, small businesses and the tourist/service industries.”

Click here to see the different events starting on Thursday, August 31, 2017.

2017 J’Ouvert Parade.

The 2017 J’Ouvert Parade will start at approximately 6 a.m. on Monday, September 4, 2017. Starts at Grand Army Plaza, goes south on Flatbush Avenue, east on Empire Boulevard, south on Nostrand Avenue, ending at Midwood Street.

There will be an increased NYPD presence and lighting along the parade route. Parade goers will be screened for alcohol and weapons upon entering.

The name J’Ouvert originates from the French jour ouvert, meaning day break or morning, and signals the start of Carnival.

Steel band music is the dominating sound of J’Ouvert as revelers take to the street wining and chipping their way in the early hours before the daytime West Indian Day Carnival.

People will be able to enter the parade route only at NYPD checkpoints. People will be searched for weapons, large bags, marijuana, alcohol, etc. Click here to see the NYPD checkpoints.

NYPD checkpoints. Brooklyn, NYC. J'Ouvert 2017.

NYPD checkpoints.
Brooklyn, NYC.
J’Ouvert 2017.

Photos and videos from past years.

9/5/2016 Brooklyn, NYC - West Indian Caribbean Carnival Parade (Labor Day). As always, the Caribbean Parade was amazing!!! Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

9/5/2016 Brooklyn, NYC – West Indian Caribbean Carnival Parade (Labor Day).
As always, the Caribbean Parade was amazing!!!
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

9/5/2016 Brooklyn, NYC - West Indian Caribbean Carnival Parade (Labor Day). As always, the Caribbean Parade was amazing!!! Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

9/5/2016 Brooklyn, NYC – West Indian Caribbean Carnival Parade (Labor Day).
As always, the Caribbean Parade was amazing!!!
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

9/5/2016 Brooklyn, NYC - West Indian Caribbean Carnival Parade (Labor Day). As always, the Caribbean Parade was amazing!!! Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

9/5/2016 Brooklyn, NYC – West Indian Caribbean Carnival Parade (Labor Day).
As always, the Caribbean Parade was amazing!!!
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

9/5/2016 Brooklyn, NYC - West Indian Caribbean Carnival Parade (Labor Day). As always, the Caribbean Parade was amazing!!! Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

9/5/2016 Brooklyn, NYC – West Indian Caribbean Carnival Parade (Labor Day).
As always, the Caribbean Parade was amazing!!!
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

9/5/2016 Brooklyn, NYC - West Indian Caribbean Carnival Parade (Labor Day). As always, the Caribbean Parade was amazing!!! Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

9/5/2016 Brooklyn, NYC – West Indian Caribbean Carnival Parade (Labor Day).
As always, the Caribbean Parade was amazing!!!
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

9/5/2016 Brooklyn, NYC - West Indian Caribbean Carnival Parade (Labor Day). As always, the Caribbean Parade was amazing!!! Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

9/5/2016 Brooklyn, NYC – West Indian Caribbean Carnival Parade (Labor Day).
As always, the Caribbean Parade was amazing!!!
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

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9/7/2015 Brooklyn, NYC – The 48 Annual Labor Day Parade. Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

9/7/2015 Brooklyn, NYC – The 48 Annual Labor Day Parade.
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

9/7/2015 Brooklyn, NYC – The 48 Annual Labor Day Parade. Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

9/7/2015 Brooklyn, NYC – The 48 Annual Labor Day Parade.
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

Monday, September 7, 2015. New York City – As always, the Annual Labor Day Parade was amazing. Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

9/7/2015 Brooklyn, NYC – The 48 Annual Labor Day Parade.
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

Monday, September 7, 2015. New York City – As always, the Annual Labor Day Parade was amazing. Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

9/7/2015 Brooklyn, NYC – The 48 Annual Labor Day Parade.
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

Monday, September 7, 2015. New York City – As always, the Annual Labor Day Parade was amazing. Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

9/7/2015 Brooklyn, NYC – The 48 Annual Labor Day Parade.
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

Monday, September 7, 2015. New York City – As always, the Annual Labor Day Parade was amazing. Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

9/7/2015 Brooklyn, NYC – The 48 Annual Labor Day Parade.
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

Monday, September 7, 2015. New York City – As always, the Annual Labor Day Parade was amazing. Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

9/7/2015 Brooklyn, NYC – The 48 Annual Labor Day Parade.
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

Monday, September 7, 2015. New York City – As always, the Annual Labor Day Parade was amazing. Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

9/7/2015 Brooklyn, NYC – The 48 Annual Labor Day Parade.
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

Monday, September 7, 2015. New York City – As always, the Annual Labor Day Parade was amazing. Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

9/7/2015 Brooklyn, NYC – The 48 Annual Labor Day Parade.
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/



Monday, September 7, 2015. New York City – As always, the Annual Labor Day Parade was amazing. Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

9/7/2015 Brooklyn, NYC – The 48 Annual Labor Day Parade.
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

Monday, September 7, 2015. New York City – As always, the Annual Labor Day Parade was amazing. Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

9/7/2015 Brooklyn, NYC – The 48 Annual Labor Day Parade.
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

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46 West Indian Carnival Labor Day Parade. Brooklyn, NYC.

Monday, September 2, 2013 Brooklyn, NYC – 46 West Indian Carnival Labor Day Parade.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

9/2/2013 - 46 West Indian Carnival Day Parade.

Monday, September 2, 2013 Brooklyn, NYC – 46 West Indian Carnival Labor Day Parade.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

9/2/2013 - 46 West Indian Carnival Day Parade.

Monday, September 2, 2013 Brooklyn, NYC – 46 West Indian Carnival Labor Day Parade.
Eric Adams will make history as the first Black President of Brooklyn, NYC.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

Monday, September 3, 2012. Brooklyn, New York City -  The West Indian American Day Parade & Carnival celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2012.  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

Monday, September 3, 2012. Brooklyn, New York City – The West Indian American Day Parade & Carnival celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2012.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

Monday, September 3, 2012. Brooklyn, New York City -  The West Indian American Day Parade & Carnival celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2012.  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

Monday, September 3, 2012. Brooklyn, New York City – The West Indian American Day Parade & Carnival celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2012.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

Monday, September 3, 2012. Brooklyn, New York City -  The West Indian American Day Parade & Carnival celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2012.  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

Monday, September 3, 2012. Brooklyn, New York City – The West Indian American Day Parade & Carnival celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2012.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

Monday, September 3, 2012. Brooklyn, New York City -  The West Indian American Day Parade & Carnival celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2012.  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

Monday, September 3, 2012. Brooklyn, New York City – The West Indian American Day Parade & Carnival celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2012.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

Monday, September 5th, 2011. Brooklyn, New York City - West Indian Caribbean Carnival Parade. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

Monday, September 5th, 2011. Brooklyn, New York City – West Indian Caribbean Carnival Parade.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

Monday, September 5th, 2011. Brooklyn, New York City - West Indian Caribbean Carnival Parade. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

Monday, September 5th, 2011. Brooklyn, New York City – West Indian Caribbean Carnival Parade.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

September 2011 Brooklyn, NYC - West Indian American Day Carnival or Labor Day Caribbean parade. This photo is from 2010. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

September 2011 Brooklyn, NYC – West Indian American Day Carnival or Labor Day Caribbean parade. This photo is from 2010.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

West Indian Labor Day Caribbean parade. Brooklyn, New York City.

September 2011 Brooklyn, NYC – West Indian American Day Carnival or Labor Day Caribbean parade. This photo is from 2010.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

September 2011 Brooklyn, NYC - West Indian American Day Carnival or Labor Day Caribbean parade. This photo is from 2010. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

September 2011 Brooklyn, NYC – West Indian American Day Carnival or Labor Day Caribbean parade. This photo is from 2010.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

September 2011 Brooklyn, NYC - West Indian American Day Carnival or Labor Day Caribbean parade. This photo is from 2010. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

September 2011 Brooklyn, NYC – West Indian American Day Carnival or Labor Day Caribbean parade. This photo is from 2010.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

September 2011 Brooklyn, NYC - West Indian American Day Carnival or Labor Day Caribbean parade. This photo is from 2010. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

September 2011 Brooklyn, NYC – West Indian American Day Carnival or Labor Day Caribbean parade. This photo is from 2010.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

September 2011 Brooklyn, NYC - West Indian American Day Carnival or Labor Day Caribbean parade. This photo is from 2010. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

September 2011 Brooklyn, NYC – West Indian American Day Carnival or Labor Day Caribbean parade. This photo is from 2010.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com


J’Ouvert. Brooklyn, New York City.


J’Ouvert. Brooklyn, New York City.




West Indian Labor Day Parade (NYC Carnival 2015)
Video by Dance Hall Starz


West Indian Day Parade, Brooklyn, NY, September 5, 2016.
Video by FeteTV

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