September 6


J’Ouvert Returns!

September 6, 2022

After two years of a COVID pause, J’Ouvert is back! Translated as “Daybreak,” the traditional pre-dawn celebration, marking freedom from slavery, has some new rules and added security.

The festivities, which previously began around 2 a.m., had been marred by violence over the years, so the start time for the parade was changed to 6 a.m. with added police presence and checkpoints along the parade route.
Revelers from all Caribbean nations joined in the peaceful celebration, which began at Grand Army Plaza, on Flatbush Avenue, made its way to Empire Boulevard and concluded on Nostrand Avenue and Rutland Road at 11 a.m. in time for the official West Indian Day Parade.

Photos by Darryl Madison

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