Harlem’s Jessie Waddell, Founder Of The West Indian Carnival, NY 1920’s

westindianparade_then in harlemMany slaves brought the tradition of African outdoor ceremonies to the Caribbean. However, once enslaved, they were prohibited from holding public celebrations despite their slaveholders’ engagement in street parades like Mardi Gras. Continue Reading →

National Puerto Rican Day Parade’s Annual Gala Fundraiser

Emilio Estefan and Carmelo Anthony in harlem19 time Grammy winning legendary musician and producer Emilio Estefan, NBA All-Star and Harlem resident Carmelo Anthony, Ingrid Otero-Smart (president and CEO of Casanova//McCann), and Larry Lugo-Cruz (president of AgroIndustria Lechera de Puerto Rico/INDULAC). Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Melo Man And More At Puerto Rican Day Parade

CarmeloAnthonyNBA All Star and philanthropist and Harlem resident Carmelo Anthony will join Latin Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Ednita Nazario, Grand Marshal of the upcoming 59th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: The West Indian Day Parade (photos)

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By Seitu Oronde

The first annual Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill National Jamaican Patty Eating Contest as part of the West Indian Day Parade 2015 was held on Sunday, September 6th at outside the Brooklyn Museum in Crown Heights. Continue Reading →