It looks like a gorgeous day for the West Indian Day Carnival's parade today. The Brooklyn parade is apparently the city's largest parade, with 2 million spectators, but what's especially awesome about it is that the spectators really feel like they are part of the parade. The parade starts at Eastern Parkway and Utica, and then goes west on Eastern Parkway to Grand Army Plaza, so expect lots of street closures and celebrating! And take pictures - the costumes are amazing.

The West Indian American Day Carnival official website is down, but festivities begin at 10AM and will end in the evening.

Photograph of 2005 parade marchers from ranjit on Flickr, who has a beautiful set of photographs from last year's parade