For revelers at this year’s West Indian Day Parade, the festivities were an opportunity to embrace the culture of the Caribbean islands they descended from.
Steady rain didn’t stop the celebration of Caribbean culture along Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights on Labor Day. And the Catholic community was near the front of the West Indian Day Parade on Sept. 2 to proclaim their Caribbean Catholic culture and religion and invite others to join them.
Over a million people converged on Crown Heights to enjoy Caribbean music, costumes, ethnic fare and moko jumbies at the 48th annual West Indian American Day Parade. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio led a contingent of local Catholics.
“We come to show the world that yes, we are Caribbean and we know how to praise the Lord!”
Gray skies cast a pall over Eastern Parkway early in the day on Labor Day, but vibrant colors and music soon enlivened the landscape. Labor Day, normally a time for rest and relaxation, is also the celebration of Brooklyn’s annual West Indian American Day Parade. Millions of spectators and participants trekked west on the two-mile […]
by Antonina Zielinska Labor Day may be an opportunity for workers to rest, but the West Indian community of the Diocese of Brooklyn did not take a rest from glorifying God last Monday. With a song of praise for God on their lips, the diocesan contingent was hard to miss in this year’s West Indian […]