NYC’s West Indian parade brings cultural pride to rainy day

AmNews Staff Reports | 9/3/2019, 11:58 a.m.
Steel bands and revelers sporting elaborate feathered costumes, Caribbean flags and some rain ponchos marched and danced Monday in a ...
West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn West Indian American Day Carnival Association photo

Steel bands and revelers sporting elaborate feathered costumes, Caribbean flags and some rain ponchos marched and danced Monday in a West Indian American Day Parade dampened by weather and awash in cultural pride.

The annual parade in Brooklyn is one of the nation's largest celebrations of Caribbean heritage, a New York take on Carnival celebrations. Brooklyn is home to hundreds of thousands of Caribbean immigrants and their descendants, and the march and a pre-parade street party called J'Ouvert are a can't-miss tradition for many.

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