Year after year, New York City holds its annual Labor Day parade also known as the West Indian Day parade. A million plus travel from all over the country and even from the Caribbean to witness the event. Caribbean music, vendors, and dancers fill Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, New York.
The parade or carnival is filled with floats that represents each island from the West Indies. Dancers highlight the event by their festive and flamboyant masquerade costumes that lead each float. Masquerade costume designers rush to fabric stores and arts n crafts stores on 7th Ave. or online to create the one of a kind pieces. Its an competition between each float who can put on the best show! Costumes usually range between $100-$600 depending on the collection. It’s all about letting free and dancing.