New York Carnival 2024

Schedule

Thu Aug 29 2024 at 11:00 am to Tue Sep 03 2024 at 02:00 pm

UTC-04:00

Location

Brooklyn, New York City | New York, NY

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The West Indian American community celebrates its national tradition and culture on the first Monday of September yearly.


On that day, many folklore and music shows that were significant to the Caribbean took place.


Thousands of people, locals and tourists, pour into town, and the demand for accommodation is higher than usual. Therefore it is advisable to check hotel prices and make reservations ahead of time.


The most important event of the day is a colorful parade that is known as one of the biggest of New York City. The parade goes through the main roads of Brooklyn in front of thousands spectators. No doubt that this is a special and joyful event of the summer’s end in New York.


Youth Fest

An end-of-summer Caribbean Talent showcase promoting performing arts and cultural diversity where all performances are welcome!


Brass Fest

Brass Fest is a cultural/musical experience that incorporates musicians and artists from the entire diaspora. Previous Caribbean music Ambassadors include Tabou Combo, Kes the Band, Nailah Blackman, Teddyson John, Farmer Nappy, DJ Stakz and more. During this event we bring genres including Soca, Afrobeats, Reggae & Kompa to Brooklyn.


Children’s Carnival

The Children's Carnival is a spectacle of Caribbean culture and artistry presented by children from ages 1 - 17 years. Portrayals in bright, beautiful colors of feathers and fabric, fitted sometimes of wire frames are presented by bands (groups formed consisting of participants from 10 to 100+). The children’s costumes capture the essence of the theme being portrayed by the band. These bands are accompanied by the sweet rhythms and sound of soca music which represent Caribbean culture.The parade starts at St. John's Place and proceeds through the streets leading to the Brooklyn Museum where the bands are then presented and judged.


Panorama Steel Pan Competition

The New York Panorama is the largest steel pan competition in North America. This annual steelband competition takes place in Brooklyn, New York every year during Carnival Week. The Panorama competition brings together participants from all around the world to compete against each other for the title of Champions.


Dimanche Gras

Dimanche Gras showcases, Traditional Mas” which features characters derived from African folklore and memes from the plantation. These characters include “Dame Lorraine”, “Midnight Robber”, “Pierrot Granade”, “Jab”, “Babydoll” and “Bat” and “Ole Mas” which features characters dressed to make satire of some aspects of society – such as political heads, an incident that was prominently newsworthy.


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