New Yorker's Turn Up At The Annual West Indian Day Parade For Labor Day

New Yorker’s Turn Up At The Annual West Indian Day Parade For Labor Day

#TSRForTheCulture: Every single year New York City is lit during Labor Day as everyone flocks to Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn for the annual West Indian Day Parade.

Each year, people from different Caribbean backgrounds come together for what is considered New York’s version of Carnival. You can not only expect to get some amazing West Indian food on the Parkway, but you’ll also get to indulge in some of the beautiful costumes and makeup looks as everyone makes their way down di road.

The parade first started off in the Harlem area of New York City in 1947, however, the permit for the parade was revoked in 1964. In 1969, there an approval to have it in the Crown Heights area, and it has taken place on Eastern Parkway ever since.

Each year, fans can also catch some familiar faces during the parade as they celebrate their heritage with everyone else. This year, Safaree Samuels and Justine Skye, who are both Jamaican, were spotted celebrating on floats. Jessie Woo, who appeared on “Love & Hip Hop Miami,” was also out celebration as she represented for Haiti.

Although the weather wasn’t in the best conditions for this year’s parade, that didn’t stop people from heading out and going to the Parkway to celebrate. According to the New York Daily News, one attendee at the parade said, “We’re bummed about the rain, but you know what? We’re still going to have a good time.”

Now it may have been raining this year, but swipe through to see how New Yorker’s put on for their flag at this year’s parade.


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