West Indian-American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) officially launches Brooklyn Carnival 2013
Scores of personalities assembled at Brooklyn’s Borough President Gallery to participate in the launch of New York’s Caribbean Carnival 2013. The annual carnival originated in Harlem in the 1930’s by mainly Trinidadian immigrants. The 2013 festival climaxes on Labor Day, Sep. 2, when 1.5 million revelers are anticipated in the carnival-parade on Eastern Parkway.
West Indian-American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) is the organizer of Brooklyn’s Carnival.
The official shows including Children’s Carnival, Panorama, and Dimanche Gras are held at the Brooklyn Museum grounds and the actual carnival on Eastern Parkway from Aug. 29-Sep. 2. The traditional Calypso “Tent” is at Tropical Paradise Ballroom, Aug. 27-Aug. 31.
The “Tent” (not a physical tent) will be opened by Consul General Rudrawatee Nan Ramgoolam on Tue. 27 Aug., 8:00 pm and will culminate on Sat. 31 Aug. in celebration of Trinidad & Tobago’s 51st anniversary of independence.