WIADCA to celebrate Caribbean culture despite postponement of annual parade

They will be working with a number of community partners and vendors for their lineup of in-person events.

News 12 Staff

Aug 25, 2021, 5:46 PM

Updated 972 days ago

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While there won't be a West Indian American Day Parade this year, organizers are still planning to celebrate Caribbean culture.
WIADCA, the organization that hosts the annual parade and New York Carnival Week celebrations, held a school supply giveaway event today to announce several upcoming events that will continue the tradition.
"We really wanted to keep the spirit alive, we know that our community is longing and asking for this," says Michelle Gibbs, board chair at WIADCA. "So for us to keep the culture alive, we decided to do smaller, more intimate events behind the Brooklyn Museum."
They will be working with a number of community partners and vendors for their lineup of in-person events, including a concert, steel pan jamboree and a masquerade event.
All attendees will either have to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID test, and masks will be required.
Organizers announced last week that they were postponing the parade until next September due to "uncertainties surrounding COVID-19."
Last year the celebration was completely virtual due to the pandemic.


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