West Indian Americans come out in force to celebrate their history during this five-day carnival. The festivities include a Children's Carnival Parade, costume competitions, music, and of course the huge West Indian American Day Parade. This is New York City's largest parade, and over two million revelers turn out every Labor day for this entertaining and extravagant celebration of Caribbean culture. The costumes, floats and music are extraordinary!
You may also want to check out the annual Brazilian Independence Day Street Fair in Manhattan's self proclaimed "Little Brazil" on 46th Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue. It takes place on the Sunday before the first Monday in September. The hours are from 9am to 7pm.
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