It wouldn't be Labor Day in New York City without the West Indian Day Parade taking over Crown Heights.
One of the most popular Labor Day events in the area, with over one million people expected to attend, the parade brings culture and celebration to Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn.
Also known as the New York Caribbean Carnival Parade, the seven-hour event features elaborate costumes from a variety of Caribbean nations, including Trinidad & Tobago and Belize. Paradegoers can also expect to hear celebratory steel drums being played by marchers.
The parade is organized by the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), which puts on multiple cultural events throughout the year, from live music performances to workshops for kids.
According to the WIADCA, the first outdoor Carnival street celebrations took place in Harlem in the '40s, before moving to Crown Heights in 1969, where the celebration has taken place ever since.
When: Labor Day, Sept. 5; 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The parade begins at Schenectady Avenue, then travels along Eastern Parkway, ending at Grand Army Plaza.