Hundreds of people walked the streets of Eastern Parkway with police. And for the first time in recent memory, no shots were reported and no one was injured.
An overnight JeVais celebration that took place on the eve of the West Indies Day parade and caused many violent incidents in the last few years. It was completely canceled for the second consecutive year.
But like last year, it didn’t stop people from coming out to informal celebrations.
The reduced West Indies Day parade marched on the Eastern Parkway from 9am on Monday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Mrs. Chirlane McCray participated.
The parade contained a component of virtual events that allowed people to show their pride in the Caribbean.
Over the weekend, several face-to-face events were also held behind the Brooklyn Museum.
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Caribbean Pride on display at Brooklyn’s Reduced West Indies Day Parade
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