Caribbean Fever: Breaking Down the West Indian American Day Carnival

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  • A Winding Route
  • Island Tunes
  • 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

Some Food and Fashion on the Side

Set-up along the sidelines, vendors sell a wide-offering of Caribbean foods, such as rice and peas, jerk chicken, escovitch fish, oxtail, aloo pie, sugar cane and more. Clothing, artwork and other items from or inspired by the Caribbean and Africa can also be found from sidewalk sellers.

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