Early this morning the J'Ouvert Parade made some noise in Brooklyn. The Daily News had a preview to the tradition earlier this month, saying, the pre-dawn procession provides "the music, the magic and the nitty-gritty of Caribbean carnival." The WIADCA noted on their website, "J'Ouvert is an extremely casual event. Traditionally powder, paint and dye throwing are among the festivities, so it is wise to wear cloths you do not mind getting messy."

The annual celebration started at 2 a.m. and included costumes and non-amplified music. It ended before the West Indian-American Day Carnival Parade, which kicked off at 8 this morning.