NY Carnival Week Presented By West Indian American Day Carnival Association


On Thursday, September 2nd the official New York Carnival Week presented by West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) begins!

Have no fear, all COVID precautions are in place. Please arrive early for COVID screening, as the committee will have open testing sites and vaccinating stations available. Come with your negative test, get your rapid test done or vax up to party! MASKS ARE A MUST, NO ACCEPTIONS! Visit www.wiadcacarnival.org for more information.

Join us in the ‘BIG YARD’ – Safe, lots of Vibes and Easy to get to. Get your ticket’s today on Eventbrite at Charlie’s Record’s and Allen’s Bakery and www.carnival.nyc! For program updates follow us on FB and IG.

While the beloved parade is postponed until 2022, this year honors/acknowledges the following community luminaries:

• First Lady Chirlane McCray

• Rabbi Eli Cohen - Executive Director, Jewish Community Council/Community Activist

• NOAH NY - Dr. Henri Paul - Haitian Medical and Disaster Relief Organization

• The late Dr. George A. Irish former Head of the Caribbean Research Center, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Professor of Caribbean and Latin American Studies - Medgar Evers College CUNY

New York Carnival Week 2021 – Event Schedule

Friday, September 3rd

WELCOME BACK! NEW YORK CARNIVAL 2021 | 7:00pm - 2:00am

Features artists and music from the diaspora Iwer George (2020 Power Soca Monarch Trinidad), Farmer Nappy (2021 Soca Monarch Trinidad), Linky First - Mr. ‘Rock and Come In’ (Jamaica), Cycle Head and Dem Guyanese Boyz and more! During this event DJ Stakz will pay tribute to the late Jacob Desvarieux (guitarist and lead singer Kassav) and Herman Nau (co-founder and drummer Tabou Combo). Music by DJ Pink Assassin, DJ Stakz, DJ Norie (Power 105), Sahr Ngaujah and One Gyal Army. Admission: Eventbrite https://bit.ly/3yHopzp.

Saturday, September 4th

Virtual International YOUTH FEST 2021 | 11:00am

Caribbean Talent showcase where ALL performances are welcome! Featuring Trinidad All Stars Youth Steel Orchestra, Kezia Sealy, Besties, KiMarli Jeffrey, Kamarly Simpson (Da Big Show), Kai-Anthony Salazar, A’Janae King-Fraser, Dabria Baptiste, Kurlise Bentham, Mitchila Williams, Shola Roberts Dance Troop, Impression Dance Theater, Batingua Arts. Virtual admission via www.wiadcacarnival.org. Donations are appreciated.

PAN JAMBOREE | 7:00pm - 12:00am

Complete with live performances from New York’s premier bands like D'Radoes, Meyer Levin Steelband Orchestra, Hearts of Steel, Pan Evolution Steel Orchestra, Metro Steel Orchestra, Khuentertainment and Harmony Music Makers, this event offers patrons an immersive 360-degree viewing experience. Don’t miss your chance to select a winner with a coveted People's Choice Award! Admission: Eventbrite https://bit.ly/3yHUIya

Monday, September 6th

JUS’ LIKE MAS’ in partnership w/WIADCA| 11:00am - 6:00pm

Get your costumes or Monday wear ready and join us @ Brooklyn Museum in Di Big Yard!! Package includes: Drinks, Music Trucks, Live Performances. Powered by: @newyorkcarnival, @scorchmag, @thc_promotions, @iam_jasonj_thc, @sunnysidecrew, @carefreenation, @blackstardenzil. Admission: www.carnival.nyc or wiadcacarnival.org.

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