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The Brian Lehrer Show

Celebrating West Indian Day

Friday, August 30, 2013

This Monday is the annual West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn. What are you looking forward to? What does your Caribbean heritage mean to you?

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Features

Look | Brooklyn's West Indian-American Day Carnival Parade

Monday, September 05, 2011

The 2011 West Indian American Day Carnival parade made its way up Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn on Monday. The carnival, which is the city's annual celebration of Caribbean culture, brought about 2 million people to the borough. Check out photos of the parade here.

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WNYC News

LOOK ι The Annual West Indian Day Parade

Monday, September 05, 2011

The annual West Indian Day parade transformed Eastern Parkway into a giant block party this Labor Day.

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Features

In Brooklyn, Steel Drum Orchestras Gear Up for Carnival Competition

Friday, September 02, 2011

Brooklyn is home to the best steel drum orchestras outside of Trinidad. As the West Indian-American Day Carnival approaches, they're getting ready for the annual Panorama competition.

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WQXR News

Brooklyn's West Indian Day Carnival: A Panorama of Steel Drums

Monday, September 06, 2010

It's a holiday twice over for New Yorkers and others with ties to the Caribbean.  Labor Day also is the day for the annual West Indian American Day Parade. The Brooklyn event is one of the largest in the city.


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Features

Cultural Groups Roll Out Campaign to Increase New York City Arts Funding

Friday, September 03, 2010

Cultural organizations launched a bold new initiative at the West Indian Day parade on Monday: the "One Percent for Culture Campaign." The goal of the initiative is to increase city funding for the arts to one percent of the budget by 2015. Right now, funding for the arts is less than one quarter of one percent of the municipal budget.

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Features

Brooklyn's West Indian Day Carnival: A Panorama of Steel Drums

Friday, September 03, 2010

It's often said that the Trinidadian steel pan is the only acoustic instrument invented in the twentieth century. This Saturday, it gets the spotlight at the steel drum "Panorama" competition.

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Features

Labor Day, West Indian Style

Thursday, September 02, 2010

The West Indian Day Carnival is a five-day festival that includes some of the Caribbean's best music and New York City's largest parade. Find out more with WNYC's guide.

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