New Yorkers brave rain to celebrate West Indian Day parade

New Yorkers brave rain to celebrate West Indian Day parade

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.

Travis Roberts 

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

 

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