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.