Brooklyn, NY – Welcome to the Greatest Carnival in North America

Presented by West Indian American Day Carnival Association

Thursday, September 1st – Monday, September 5th


Caribbean cultural festivities feature outdoor dance concerts, colorful Carnival costumes, culture, cuisine, music and competitions, all culminating in WIADCA’s 49th annual Caribbean Carnival Parade


The West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) invites the world to the 49th 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. Join us a s we celebrate the many contributions of the Caribbean diaspora.

New York Labor Day Weekend Carnival 2016 begins on Thursday September 1st with the return of “Reggae Unda D Stars” followed by the regular concerts at the Brooklyn Museum grounds through Sunday September 4th and climaxes on Monday September 5th (Labor Day) with North America’s largest Carnival parade/dance party on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn.



All events are held at the Brooklyn Museum grounds unless otherwise noted.



Reggae Unda Di Stars

Doors Open: 7:00pm to 1:00am

Featuring: Third World, Luciano, Christopher Martin, Romain Virgo, Aneena Ceeser, Dajah, Derrick Barnett & Statement Band

Hosted by Pat McKay from Sirus XM Radio, Dahved Levy from WBLS

Music by: Dj Norie

Advance Tickets: $60.00


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Stay In School -Youth Fest College, Tech & Trade Schools Fair

The Stay in School Youth Fest is a free program that presents an opportunity for young people to showcase their artistic talents.

This year #WIADCAYouthFest will feature a competition for trophy and cash prizes by local Disc-Jockies representing various high schools and Colleges. Judging by radio personalities from major radio station personalities and celebrity Host to be announced.


Featuring: Missy Dee, Kay Jones, Tami G, Batingua Arts Jr. Company, AbunDance Dance Academy, MECPS Contemporary Dance Company, Blood Line Dance Theater, Ifeytayo Cultural Arts Center &   PS 156 Waverly Sound Steel Pan/Drumline, Galani McCoy, Nathaniel Sobers, Untouchable Movement Dance Company, Jule Dancers, No Gun Smoke School Youth Performers

Guest Appearances By: Aaron Duncan, Young Devyn


DJ Summer Jam Blowout Competition will feature mixes by:

DJ Armani, Young Sounds, Supa Soca Bass & Mr. Paarly, King Mix, Exclusive, Star Boy, Big Boy Allen, Dj Kakes, H20 & DJ Andre


Gates open 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

FREE Admission


BRASS FEST 2016 – Fri. Sept 2nd

Featuring: Roy Cape All Stars, Blaxx, Lyrical, Kes the Band, Nikki Brooks, Ricardo Drue, Farmer Nappy, Teddyson John, Skinny Fabulous, Elizabeth Wailey & Outta Limitx Band & Kutter Rhythm Section

Hosted by: Mc Wassy, Vibezman Redman and Majah Hype

Music by: Dj Spice, DJ’s Sounds 4 Life, and Barrie Hype

Doors open 6pm

Showtime: 8:00pm – 3:00am

Advance tickets: $55.00



Junior 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.

Featuring: Aaron Duncan

Music by: Dj One Plus

Hosted by: Jemma Jordan

Donation: $2.00



Doors Open: 6:00pm; Showtime: 8:00pm – 3:00am

Featuring: Adlib, CASYM, Crossfire, D’Radoes, Despers, Pan Evolution, Harmony, Pantonic, Pan Sonatas, Philadelphia Pan Stars, Steel Xplosion, Pan Fantasy and Bench Warmers

Hosted by: Jemma Jordan

Music by: Dj One Plus

Advance Tickets: $45.00



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: King David Rudder, Aaron Duncan, Sunshine Band, Natasha Wilson, Gryner, Boodoosingh Tassa Drummers, Something Positive Dance Troupe,

Ole Mas Competition, Traditional Carnival Characters.

Kings, Queens & Characters of Bands Competition,

Hosted by: Mc Wassy & Jemma Jordan

Music by: Dj One Plus

Doors open 6pm

Showtime: 7PM

Advance tickets: $30.00



WIADCA 49th Annual New York Caribbean Carnival Parade

Featuring: The Colorful Splendor of New York’s Caribbean Carnival on display along Eastern Parkway from Schnectady Ave with a grand finale at Grand Army Plaza

Time: 11AM to 6PM

FREE Admission to All


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.

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.


Media Contacts: Jean P. Alexander

Natasha Andrews, 917-495-6205

Rhea Smith, 516-984-0735




Digital Distribution and Street Teams provided by: StreetsofNewYork411.com


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