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Festivities Underway Ahead of West Indian American Day Parade

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In Brooklyn, Labor Day weekend is synonymous with the West Indian American Day Parade, and the festivities are already underway.

The costume seen above is just one of the outrageous costumes that will be delighting spectators at the Brooklyn Museum on Eastern Parkway and Washington Avenue.

Concerts and food festivals are also a part of the celebration of Caribbean culture.

It all leads up to the massive parade and dance party on Eastern Parkway on Labor Day.

NY1 spoke with some vendors who are prepping for the big weekend.

"We're from Trinidad, so we are going to be serving anything from bacon shark to curry-q on Saturday to rice and peas," said one vendor.

"The flag is all about carnival," said another. "You get the flags, any carnival you go, everybody's got to buy a flag"

This will be the 47th annual carnival.

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