Keeping with tradition, the annual West Indian Parade, celebrated the strength and solidarity of West Indians.
Brooklyn’s annual West Indian Day Parade preserved Monday, with masquerading revelers in colorful, eye-popping costumes turning out to Eastern Parkway despite the pouring rain.
New Yorkers came out to celebrate Caribbean culture in the rain.
The festivities kicked off around 6 a.m. with the annual J’Ouvert festival.
Trinbagonian, Travis Roberts who leads CASYM, steel pan orchestra said said he spent a lot of time preparing for the weekend.
He said he just want to share the instrument with everybody, because it’s a beautiful instrument.
Below is video of party-goers having a time through the streets of New York