WIADCA presents 'Rebirth' for New York Carnival Week 2021

Brooklyn, NY — Welcome Back! ‘COVID-19 tried to keep us down, but, New Yorkers are resilient.  In 2021, we experienced many losses while adjusting to a new norm, we applaud the efforts of our essential workers, small and minority businesses, and community leaders in safeguarding our city. We have worked with many of them to provide much needed resources to the underserved and we could not have done it without you, says West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) organizers.

For our 54th year we present, REBIRTH - planning for our future now by leading with our youth as our focal point and our community members and partners as our foundation.  As North America’s oldest Caribbean cultural institution (contributor to the City’s economic stability and growth), we produced several year-round community programs for youth, adults and seniors. Our annual signature events featuring several cultural and musical Ambassadors are set to take place during New York Carnival Week Thursday, September 2nd – Monday, September 6th at the Brooklyn Museum.  Cultural partners include Pride of the Caribbean, Sesame Flyers International, B Paradise Mas’, Poshy Productions/Kaisokah Mas, Kaisokah Moko Jumbies and more!

Join us in the ‘BIG YARD’ to celebrate life, culture and REBIRTH, get your ticket’s today! For program updates please visit us at www.carnival.nyc and follow us on our social media platforms FB/IG.



Thursday, September 2nd | 7:00pm
Vibes with Voicey

Friday, September 3rd
WELCOME BACK! NEW YORK CARNIVAL 2021 | 7:00pm - 2:00am

A cultural experience featuring music and artists from the entire diaspora like Iwer George, Blaxx, Adrian Dutchin and more! During this event we will pay tribute to the contributions of Jacob Desvarieux (guitarist and lead singer Kassav) and Herman Nau (co-founder and drummer Tabou Combo). Music by DJ Pink Assassin, Stakz, DJ Norie (Power 105) and One Gyal Army. Admission: Eventbrite https://bit.ly/3yHopzp

Saturday, September 4th
Virtual International YOUTH FEST 2021 | 11:00am

A virtual end of summer Caribbean Talent showcase promoting performing arts and cultural diversity where ALL performances are welcome! Special performances by 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.  Guest Judges to be announced. Virtual admission via www.wiadcacarnival.org. Donations are appreciated.

PAN JAMBOREE | 7:00pm - 12:00am
This culturally enriching showcase is complete with live performances from steelbands, pan soloists, doubles, quartets and more. The audience will witness an immersive 360-degree viewing experience at the Brooklyn Museum. Participating bands include D'Radoes, Steel Sensation, Hearts of Steel, Pan Evolution Steel Orchestra, Metro Steel Orchestra, Khuentertainment and Harmony Music Makers.  Don’t miss your chance to select a winner with a people's choice award! Admission: Eventbrite  https://bit.ly/3yHUIya  

Monday, September 6th
The Ultimate ‘New York Carnival’ Day Experience
JUS’ LIKE MAS’ | 11:00pm - 6:00pm

WIADCA in partnership with Scorch Mag X THC X Sunny Side Up X Care Free Nation X Black Star Denzil.
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.