Thursday, August 31, 2006
West Indian Day Parade
Labor Day brings Brooklyn one of the most lively and unique parades of the year - the West Indian Day Parade. There will be hundreds of floats, carnival krewes, steel drums and dance troupes parading down Eastern Parkway from Utica to Grand Army Plaza. The parkway is lined with food vendors from all over the West Indies. You can get your jerk chicken, curried goat, callaloo, coconut bread, and ginger beer, among many others.
Grand Army Plaza gets incredibly congested and can be hard to maneuver. A better bet is to take the subway a few stops further and get off at Franklin or Utica. Bear in mind that the subway won't stop at the Brooklyn Museum/Eastern Parkway stop.
For more info, check out Jim's Deli NY or the official parade site.