Caribbean Fever: Breaking Down the West Indian American Day Carnival

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  • Some Food and Fashion on the Side
  • Around the World
  • The Cops & Carnival
  • Violence Eclipses Past Parades
  • Stay Safe and Have Fun
  • Celebrate Good Times
  • A New Home
  • Welcome to Brooklyn
  • Changing of the WIADCA Guard
  • A Jam-Packed Weekend
  • Early Birds Get the Party Started
  • A Winding Route
  • Island Tunes

Stay Safe and Have Fun

Traveling in a group, bringing fully-charged phones, dressing comfortably and avoiding confrontation are some of the advised methods of staying safe while enjoying the parade on Monday. Whether you are strutting down the Eastern Parkway or celebrating from the sidelines, the explosive cultural extravaganza that is the West Indian American Day Carnival is certainly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

(Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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