‘World Stage’ for Labor Day Caribbean Carnival

WIADCA long-standing director Angela Sealy
Photo credit: Nelson A. King

Powered by, among others, cultural partners US Mas’ Bands Association and US Steelband Association, the Brooklyn-based West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) on Monday launched “World Stage” for this year’s Caribbean Carnival in Brooklyn.

“It’s New York Carnival time again,” said WIADCA in a statement, stating that from Thursday, Aug. 31 – Monday, Sept. 4, the Carnival group will celebrate 56 years of Caribbean culture on the “World Stage”, kicking off at the Brooklyn Museum Grounds (200 Eastern Parkway) and culminating on Eastern Parkway.  

WIADCA Chair Michelle Gibbs-FrancisPhoto credit: Nelson A. King

Event Schedule

Thursday, Aug. 31 @ 4 pm VIBES w/VOICEY – Long Live Soca Tour w/BlackStar Entertainment; Friday, Sept. 1st @ 7 pm SOCAFEST w/Gemini Productions; Saturday, Sept. 2: Junior Carnival Parade @ 9 am – visit carnival.nyc for Junior Bandhouse locations and info – and PANORAMA 2023 @ 7 pm -visit carnival.nyc for Steelband locations, info, tickets (also on Eventbrite.  

On Sunday, Sept. 3 @ 3 pm, WIADCA will host SUNRISE Day Soiree w/Jay Upscale + Sunnation.

The massive Carnival Parade takes place on Monday, Sept. 4 on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway. 

WIADCA said it will be celebrating “all Caribbean cultures, features Caribbean music, Carnival costumes, delicious food and more led by our esteemed elected officials, cultural partners, sponsors, and our beautiful Caribbean community members.”

Visit www.carnival.nyc for the schedule, Adult Bandhouse locations and information. 

WIADCA said the events will also be “powered” by several local Carnival presenters and Black Star Entertainment, Gemini Productions, Jay Upscale and SunNation, and supported in part by the City and State of New York, a host of elected officials, corporate and media partners.

Mayor Adams and Ann-Marie AdamsonPhoto credit: Nelson A. King