Eastern Parkway, in Brooklyn, will be the spot Monday for the West Indian American Day parade. Celebrating its 48-year history, there will be all the music, all the mass and all the spectacle and troupes, complete with food, sequins and culture.

The parade kicks off at Monday at 11 a.m. in Brooklyn on Eastern Parkway starting from Schenectady Avenue to ending at Gand Army Plaza.

This year’s grand marshals are Maxine William, Global Director of Diversity at Facebook, Kenneth E. Mapp, Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Earl Phillips, Secretary -Treasurer for TWU Local 100.

For the first time ever the parade is having Junior Grand Marshals: Kamira Medford, Emma Marajdeen, Shenarly Sealy and Conner Bedeau.

Those who cannot make the parade can watch the live stream. Go to www.wiadcacarnival.org/streaming/ for more information.

According to the West Indian American Day Parade Association, Inc., 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.

www.wiadcacarnival.org/carnival/