Live Entertainment. Great Music. Awesome Food. It's Carnival!
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Soca artiste Neil Iwer George
NEW YORK CARNIVAL 2021 - REBIRTH: FUTURE NOWThursday, September 2nd – Monday, September 6th at the Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, NY -- No Carnival events? Says who? On Thursday, September 2nd the official New York Carnival Week presented by West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) begins! Matter of fact, our first partner event, ‘Vibes w/Voicey Concert Tour’, is already Sold Out!!!!! Cultural partners working with us to bring the pageantry of Carnival differently to the masses include Pride of the Caribbean, Sesame Flyers International, B Paradise Mas’, Poshy Productions/Kaisokah Mas, Kaisokah Moko Jumbies.
While our beloved New York Carnival Parade is postponed until 2022, we have several events scheduled that feature musical Ambassadors from around the Caribbean (Guyana, Trinidad, Jamaica) and more! Join us in the ‘BIG YARD’ - Safe, lots of Vibes and Easy to get to. Get your ticket’s today on Eventbrite or www.carnival.nyc! For program updates follow us on FB and IG.
‘We are 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 oldest Caribbean cultural institution (contributor to the City’s economic stability and growth), we produce 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 live during New York Carnival Week Thursday September 2nd – Monday, September 6th at the Brooklyn Museum. Working together with many cultural partners to include Pride of the Caribbean, Sesame Flyers International, Antoine, B Paradise Mas’, Poshy Productions/Kaisokah Mas, Kaisokah Moko Jumbies and more.’ ‘As for our COVID protocols for planned events, we have several guidelines in place to activate testing, vaccine education and verification and temperature checks. I would like to thanks all our elected official from the city and state for your continued support, we could not have done this without you,’ says Michelle Gibbs WIADCA Chair.
Friday, September 3rd
WELCOME BACK! NEW YORK CARNIVAL 2021 | 7:00pm - 2:00am
A Caribbean Music Fest featuring artists and music from the diaspora like Iwer George (2020 Power Soca Monarch Trinidad), Blaxx (Trinidad), Linky First - Mr. ‘Rock and Come In’ (Jamaica) and Adrian Dutchin & 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) and One Gyal Army. Admission: Eventbrite https://bit.ly/3yHopzp
Saturday, September 4th
Virtual International YOUTH FEST 2021 | 11:00am
An end of summer 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 premiere bands like D'Radoes, Steel Sensation, 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
The Ultimate ‘New York Carnival’ Day Experience
JUS’ LIKE MAS’ in partnership w/WIADCA| 11:00pm - 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.