The 2011 West Indian American Day Carnival scheduled for September 5th, is one of North America’s largest gatherings of Caribbean nationals and enthusiasts!
This year’s parade Grand Marshals include New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo; Army National Guard Brigadier Gen. Renwick Payne; Winston Peters (aka Calypsonian Gypsy), Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism for Trinidad and Tobago; Matthew Goldstein, President of City University of New York; Michael Mulgrew, President of the United Federation of Teachers, and Georgina Ngozi, President/CEO of Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Special guest will be Michael Blake, National Deputy Director of Project Vote, Obama For America. Not forgetting, NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg as the Honorary Grand Marshal.
The parade’s Grand Marshalls will include a special salute to U.S. troops, some of whom will take part in this year’s festivities.
The West Indian American Day Carnival is one of the very few times that New York, especially Brooklyn, see their political representatives in their part of the “hood” other than pre-election time!