Tomorrow is the annual West Indian American Day Carnival and Parade, which goes from Eastern Parkway and Utica Ave. to Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn. The parade, which attracts millions of people, features floats, dancers and bands that celebrate the cultures of the Caribbean. The festivities are all day--here's a little history about the parade--and expect to see politicians there (last year, Mayor Bloomberg joked he could be considered West Indian because he spends so much time in Bermuda).
Yesterday was the Junior Carnival and there are some beautiful photographs from urbanblitz and dietrich showing youngsters in full regalia--a pint-size preview for tomorrow. And today is the Dimanche Gras event, with music, dancers and competitions.