Every Labor Day since 1969, people have flood the streets of the Brooklyn area of Crown Heights to celebrate West Indian culture. Although the parade originally has its roots in Harlem back in the 1940s, when the permit for the parade in Harlem was revoked in 1964, the festival was moved to Brooklyn on the Easter Parkway.
Check out some of the most beautiful images from this year’s West Indian Day parade.
We’re EXCITED to be marching w/ @CynthiaNixon & @JumaaneWilliams at this year’s #WestIndianDayParade in Brooklyn, to celebrate the history, culture, music, food, and people from myriad Caribbean countries. #NY4theMany pic.twitter.com/rfCfEpV9AL— Make the Road Action 🦋 (@MaketheRoadAct) September 3, 2018
Nothing more beautiful than being surrounded by people who feel safe to represent recent roots. We all may have the same original roots, but celebrating our different journeys all in one space is priceless. #WestIndianDayParade pic.twitter.com/8JH6pq509S— Jessica Dueñas (@JDuenas24) September 3, 2018