West Indian Day, and where to eat when the party’s over

Carnival 2004

Photo by ntang on Flickr; provided under Creative Commons at-sa license.

Once again, Seth Kugel supplies my post via his Weekend in New York column in Sunday’s Times. Next weekend is Brooklyn’s West Indian American Day Carnival, one of the city’s biggest cultural parties, and Kugel offers a great guide to Caribbean food in New York, especially on Nostrand and Flatbush avenues in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, east of Prospect Park.

This year’s carnival theme is “One Caribbean, Many Cultures.” The concerts, on the grounds of the Brooklyn Museum, begin Thursday, Aug. 28, with Ladies’ Night. Kids’ events, the steel band competition, and lots more music, dance, and food will be on the bill Friday through Sunday. The parade, from 11 am to 6 pm Monday, Sept. 1, runs up Eastern Parkway from Rochester Avenue to Grand Army Plaza. Listen to WWRL (1600 AM) for more information (and music).

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