BROOKLYN, NY — The West Indian Day Parade, which brings thousands to Brooklyn each year, will be canceled for the second summer in a row, according to reports and organizers.
The Caribbean carnival recently announced a line-up of virtual and smaller, in-person events that will take the place of their usual Labor Day Weekend celebration through Crown Heights.
The parade was also canceled last year as the coronavirus pandemic limited large in-person events.
This year’s line-up will include a “Welcome Back” musical experience at the Brooklyn museum, a virtual “International Youth Fest” and a Steel Pan Jamboree party, also at the Brooklyn museum.
The events will culminate with a “Jus’ Like Mas” party at the museum, where partygoers are encouraged to wear costumes usually found on the streets of the parade.
“The road experience is coming to the Brooklyn Museum with premium drinks and lots of beautiful Mas wear,” the West Indian American Day Carnival Association wrote online. “All participants and guests are invited to come costume ready with their Monday wear.”
The events will run Sept. 3 through Sept. 6.
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