What I did on Labor Day 2007...What did you do?

Real Estate Agent with Alotta Apartments

I attended the West Indian-American Labor Day Carnival/Parade. Held in Brooklyn New York, annually.

Can you taste it?  Oxtail, Rice and peas, Jerk Chicken, Curry chicken, Beef Patties, Coconut water, Sorrel juice, Cow-foot soup, Callaoo, Plantains, Roasted corn and stew chicken was just some of the food served at the parade.  

Can you hear it? The sound of Soca, Reggae,and Calypso had everyone dancing on the streets.


Eastern Parkway was full for the Brooklyn West Indian-American Parade. (Eastern Parkway is a street in Brooklyn New York that runs  from the Ocean Hill/Brownsville section of Brooklyn, through Crown Heights to Prospect Heights Brooklyn down by Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum.)  

I have seen the parade from my stoop, because I lived on Eastern Parkway and Utica ave for a few years. However this year was the first year I actually attended the parade.  My husband Corey who is from Barbados got excited when the Bajan truck came. We jumped over the fence and partied behind the truck with the rest of the Bajans. It was great.

One of the reasons I love Brooklyn is it's diverse culture. Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados, Saint Vincent, Haiti, Trinidad, Panama, Grenada and more. There is nothing like being in Brooklyn on Labor Day.

Hope you all enjoy the pictures. 












Comments (7)

Tracy Santrock
Santrock Realty Group Inc. , - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Broker
It looks like a fun and cultural event!! I spent the weekend in Hilton Head, Sc and it rained!!
Sep 08, 2007 11:51 AM
Jeannette Neerpat
CondoDomain.com - Coral Springs, FL
e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate
Looks like fun, I remember those days. I was originally from Brooklyn as well as my husband. I spent the day at home realizing.
Sep 08, 2007 02:02 PM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
The pictures are great. Looks like the events of the day made it all worth the while.
Sep 10, 2007 12:05 AM
Thesa Chambers
West + Main - Bend, OR
Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
wow this looks like a great event - how fun - thanks for sharing
Sep 11, 2007 03:51 PM


 I Nadine I com from Paris and I would like, this same labor day in paris.

Sep 14, 2007 03:09 AM
Marcia Kirtonx
EXIT All Seasons Realty - Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn, NY - EXIT Realty

Malika ... This is great! I simply love the variety of photos you posted. It captures the essence of the event! Nicely done. - Marcia

Sep 21, 2007 06:58 AM
Maggie Baumbach
Search Homes for Sale in Maryland at HelpShop.com - Reisterstown, MD

Wow that is a colorful parade. Great photos, thanks for sharing them, they really make you feel like you are there.

Jan 04, 2009 12:57 PM