WEST INDIAN AMERICAN DAY CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NEW YORK CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL 2014

Celebrate our Caribbean Pride and Culture!
Thursday, August 28th – Monday, September 1st

Caribbean cultural festivities feature outdoor dance concerts, colorful Carnival costumes, culture, cuisine, music and competitions, all culminating in WIADCA’s annual Caribbean Carnival Parade – Brooklyn’s “Greatest Show on Earth”!

Brooklyn, NY—On Thursday, August 28th , right in the heart of historical Crown Heights, Brooklyn, the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) kicks off the 47th annual New York Caribbean Carnival. Featuring highly anticipated music concerts showcasing internationally acclaimed performing artists, masterfully crafted traditional costumes, Caribbean cuisine, art and cultural parades all bringing together a rich heritage, while celebrating the many contributions of the Caribbean diaspora. Carnival 2014 begins on Thursday, August 28th with an inaugural presentation at the Brooklyn Museum and runs through Monday, September 1st (Labor Day) ending with North America’s largest street parade/dance party on Eastern Parkway. Invited Grand Marshals for 2014 include Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, DA Kenneth Thompson and others. The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway & Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

“As we present Brooklyn’s greatest show on earth, WIADCA is working very hard to bring a safe, enjoyable and celebratory multi-cultural experience!” says WIADCA’s president, William R. Howard.

For more information, to volunteer, purchase event tickets, or register as a vendor please contact us at 718-467-1797 or visit us at wiadcacarnival.org for other locations to buy tickets. Don’t forget to “like” or “follow” us on http://www.facebook.com/BrooklynLaborDayCarnival, Twitter/Instagram: @wiadca.

WIADCA – NEW YORK CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL 2014 HIGHLIGHTS
All events are held at the Brooklyn Museum grounds unless otherwise noted.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28th
Caribbean Woodstock: A Celebration of Light
Doors Open: 6:00pm; Showtime: 7:00pm – 1:00am
Join us as we kick off our Caribbean Carnival festivities with popular artists from many Caribbean Islands. Confirmed acts include: Tarrus Riley, Skinny Banton, Adrian Dutchin, Problem Child, Ricardo Drue, Mickey, Zouk & the Gang, Statement, Surette Bon Bon, Mr Famous, Boodoosingh Tassa Drummers and more! Complete with traditional Ole’ Mas and Individual costume competitions. Caribbean Woodstock celebrates a new vision while paying homage to traditional folklore

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29th
Stay In School—Youth Fest/College Fair – 11:00am to 3:00pm
The Stay in School Youth Fest is a free program that presents an opportunity for young people to showcase their artistic talents on stage to approximately 3,000 attendees. It also highlights the values of our immigrant community that encourages our youth to pursue an education.

Brass Fest 2014
Doors Open: 6:00pm; Showtime: 8:00pm – 3:00am
Featuring the finest Caribbean musicians/acts all in one outdoor party, the signature Brass Fes concert/party features direct from Ghana for the first time Blakk Rasta, Teddyson John and the TJ Project, Red Fyah Band, Skinny Fabulous, Lyrikal, Patrice Roberts, Farmer Nappy, Rayzor, Da Big Show and headliner Machel Montano HD. Cool Caribbean vibes and high energy provided by DJ’s Sounds 4 Life, Barrie Hype, and Spice!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30th
Kiddies Carnival Parade
9:00am – 3:00pm (route begins at Schenectady and Eastern Parkway)
Look out for the annual Kiddies Carnival parade winding through the heart of Crown Heights and ending at the Brooklyn Museum grounds. Show your support for our youth presenters as they honor their culture.

Panorama 2014
Doors Open: 6:00pm; Showtime: 8:00pm – 3:00am
Enjoy the rhythms of sweet steelband music as the finest steel orchestras in New York and Toronto gather to present a competitive steelband show-down to win the 2014 Panorama Championship crown.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31st
Dimanche Gras: The Legends Are Coming!
Doors Open: 6:00pm; Showtime: 7:00pm – 1:00am
Join WIADCA for the final concert, Dimanche Gras. This concert features the King and Queen of the bands costume competition, and winners from previous nights, featuring performances from Caribbean legends; The Mighty Sparrow, King David Rudder and Lord Nelson along with Lima Calbio, Leon Coldero, Lennox Picou, Jeromy Rodriguez, T&T Junior Soca Monarch 2014, Something Positive Dance Troupe and the Sunshine Band!

About West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA)
To promote, develop and celebrate Caribbean culture, arts, history, contributions and traditions through year-round programs, which culminate with a week-long display of festivities and a grand finale Carnival Parade. WIADCA is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization of experienced and skilled business and community representatives from within the tri-state area.

Media Contacts: Jean P. Alexander
Natasha Andrews, 917-495-6205
Rhea Smith, 516-984-0735
wiadcamedia@gmail.com
http://www.wiadcacarnival.org

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