After the two-year pandemic caused a gap in Labor Day celebrations, the board of directors of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) celebrated 55 years with “CARNIVAL IS LIFE!!!!!”
In the upcoming days they asked, “Costumes ready? Trucks ready? Floats ready? New York Carnival Week is back, presented by West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) from Thursday, September 1 – Monday, September 5..Road rules are safety first, COSTUMES ONLY and Culture matters! The lifeblood of Carnival is our community and cultural partners and we applaud them all for sticking with is to keep culture alive.”
The day after Labor Day the city stated that up to 2 million people attended the Marches in J’Ouvert, the West Indian Day Carnival Breakfast, and the Annual West Indian Day Parade on Brooklyn’s magnificent Eastern Parkway.