After two long years of a COVID hiatus, the colorful costumes and spectacular pageantry of the West Indian Day Parade have made a return, and millions of revelers lined Eastern Parkway to celebrate their heritage on Monday.
The seven-hour parade, organized by the West Indian American Day Carnival Association, started at Eastern Parkway and Ralph Avenue at 11 a.m. and made its way to Grand Army Plaza. Along the route, there was plenty of music, dancing, fun and, of course, samplings of all the great cuisine the Caribbean islands are known for. Although rain was predicted for Labor Day, the day was filled with bright sunshine, warm temps and plenty of smiles.
Photos by Darryl Madison