A Dazzling Rainbow on a Brooklyn Labor Day

2016 West Indian Day Parade

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | In an annual Labor Day event probably only rivaled in New York by the June LGBT Pride March, as many as two million people turn out on East Parkway in Crown Heights for the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade.

2016 West Indian Day Parade

This year, the crowd included Governor Andrew Cuomo and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray, Public Advocate Letitia James, City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and City Councilmember Jumaane Williams – oh yeah, and many tens of thousands of very colorful marchers.

2016 West Indian Day Parade

2016 West Indian Day Parade

2016 West Indian Day Parade

2016 West Indian Day Parade

2016 West Indian Day Parade

2016 West Indian Day Parade

2016 West Indian Day Parade

2016 West Indian Day Parade

2016 West Indian Day Parade

2016 West Indian Day Parade

2016 West Indian Day Parade

2016 West Indian Day Parade

2016 West Indian Day Parade

2016 West Indian Day Parade

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